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    DescriptionFull of astounding adventures, "Sailing Alone Around the World: The First Solo Voyage Around the World" is the true story of the first man ever to circle the globe alone entirely by sea. In a little over three years, Captain Joshua Slocum completed the feat many experts believed couldn't be done-and had the stories to prove it. During his historic voyage, Slocum was chased by pirates in Gibraltar, soaked by a "rain of blood" in Australia, and battered by perilous storms in the open ocean. He also met many famous-and infamous-people along the way, from Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa, to Black Pedro, "the worst murderer in Tierra del Fuego." This absorbing tale, written with humor and poetic eloquence, was first published in 1900. Joshua Slocum clearly was an outstanding navigator and all around sailor. The section of the book on his adventures going around Cape Horn dealing with the weather, currents, and natives is particularly exciting. This is a story waiting for a Hollywood movie or, even better, a long running TV series. It is truly one of the great classics on sailing. Hearing about the ports and native people over 100 years ago is living history. If you pick one book to read about sailing, start with "Sailing Alone Around the World: The First Solo Voyage Around the World."Joshua Slocum is the "American Ulysses," and people will be reading and enjoying his book for the next thousand years. A classic work, it has been rightfully called one of the ten best adventure books of all time.

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    Sailing Alone Around the World
    The First Solo Voyage Around the World (Illustrated)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Captain Joshua Slocum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 254 g
    ISBN 13: 9781450584449
    ISBN 10: 1450584446

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG, DQ, RGR, WTL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN3
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    DC22: 910.41
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC21: 910.41
    BISAC V2.8: SPO036000, HIS051000, LCO000000, BIO000000
    Thema V1.0: DNT, NHB, DNB, SPNG, WTL, RGR
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    09 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    North Charleston SC