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    DescriptionJoshua Slocum is believed to be the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. After a distinguished nautical career, during which he worked his way up from cabin boy to captain, Slocum wrecked his ship off the coast of Brazil. Turning this catastrophe to his advantage, he built a sailing canoe from the wreckage and sailed back to New York. Moreover, he wrote "Voyage of the Liberdade," a chronicle of his trip, and earned some literary success. This spurred him to attempt his perilous voyage. Having lost his fortune in the shipwreck, Slocum began his voyage on a shoestring. He was given the "Spray," a century-old oysterboat in need of repairs. Two years and $500 later, he had rebuilt the wreck into an oceangoing wonder. On his 40,000-mile, three-year voyage, Slocum visited six of the seven continents, where he met cannibals, presidents, outlaws, and ambassadors. Amazingly, throughout his travels he lived off the land, fishing, trading, and giving lectures to keep his pantry full. He also met some remarkable people, including Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson and Paul Kruger, who, believing the world was flat, warned Slocum not to fall off! This adventure will captivate sailors and landlubbers alike.


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    Title
    Sailing Alone Around the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joshua Slocum, Narrator Alan Sklar
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400109357
    ISBN 10: 1400109353
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC, WSSN3
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    DC22: 910.41
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000, TRV010000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000, SPO036000
    DC22: 910.45
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54430
    Thema V1.0: SPNG, WTLC
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    09 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Author and sailor Joshua Slocum (1804-1909[?]) was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world, an achievement he wrote about in his most famous book, "Sailing Alone Around the World." Alan Sklar is the winner of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and a multiple finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by "AudioFile" magazine, his work has twice earned him a Booklist Editors' Choice Award, a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by "ForeWord" magazine.