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    DescriptionCaptain Joshua Slocum's solo voyage around the world in the 37-foot sloop the Spray in 1895 undoubtedly stands as one of the greatest sea adventures of all time. His classic narrative of this 46,000 mile circumnavigation of the globe continues to enjoy immense popularity throughout the world.


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    Title
    Sailing Alone Around the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joshua Slocum, By (author) Walter Magnus Teller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 390 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781574092615
    ISBN 10: 1574092618
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    DC21: 910.45
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN3
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, HIS053000
    LC classification: DU
    BISAC V2.8: TRV000000, SPO036000
    DC22: 910.45
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24360
    Abridged Dewey: 995
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: SPNG, WTLC
    Illustrations note
    2 maps, 64 line drawings, 1 photo
    Publisher
    ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
    Imprint name
    Sheridan House
    Publication date
    01 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham
    Review quote
    A literate and absorbing yarn published in 1900 and still in print... His story is a convincing tale of the intelligence, skill and fortitude that drove a master navigator. The New York Times A classic book... Slocum's writing is as elegant as his thirty-seven-foot sloop, SPRAY, whose crossing of the Atlantic he describes vividly. The New Yorker As a writer Slocum is given to plain understatement, dry wit, wry humor and Yankee observations about nature that led some to call him a sea-locked Thoreau. ... he offers descriptive glances at the sea, in storm or calm, that can rival those of Joseph Conrad. Smithsonian Captain Slocum's place in history is as secure as Adams's. So long as men sailed the seas they will be interested in that first single-handed circumnavigation and will wish to read the book...There is not one single moment at which the ancient mariner is in danger of losing the attention of his audience. And this is true not only of the first, but, as I well know, of the twentieth or maybe thirtieth time of reading. -- Arthur Ransome