The Annotated Sailing Alone Around the World

The Annotated Sailing Alone Around the World


By (author) Joshua Slocum, Edited by Rod Scher

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  • Publisher: Sheridan House
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 20mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham
  • ISBN 10: 1574092758
  • ISBN 13: 9781574092752
  • Edition: Annotated
  • Edition statement: Annotated
  • Illustrations note: 2 maps, 64 line drawings, 1 photo
  • Sales rank: 315,617

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After an epic journey lasting over three years, Joshua Slocum succeeded in becoming the first man to sail single-handed around the world. This is his account of that voyage in the form of a magical diary.

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In this annotated account of the world's first solo circumnavigation, Rod Scher's material helps us understand the world of 1895 so we can better appreciate author Joshua Slocum's accomplishment. If I could read only one boating book this year, I'd choose this one. The Ensign (Slocum) sailed solo around the world in 1895-8 in his 37-foot sloop SPRAY and wrote this classic account of his adventures...After (Slocum's) historic and successful voyage, his book makes him a national hero. Some years later, he sets off again in SPRAY heading for the Amazon River; sadly he was never heard of again...It was interesting to read...Rod Scher's annotations as side notes. Rod's commentary enhances the original script adding greater meaning to each incident. Royal Naval Sailing Association Captain Joshua Slocum's Annotated Sailing Alone Around the World is annotated by Rod Scher, a teacher/journalist who provides explanations, commentary, and history to make Slocum's saga more accessible to modern readers. This clarification of Slocum's voyage in his wooden SPRAY packs in side bars of detail and enhances every page. Nautical libraries need this. Bookwatch