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    DescriptionWhen a ship under his command was wrecked on the coast of Brazil in 1887, it seemed that his maritime career had ended in disgrace. Not one for retiring to earthy pastures, Slocum rebuilt a hundred-year old sloop and set off from Boston in 1895 on the first single-handed circumnavigation of the globe. For more than three years Slocum battled stormy seas, attacks from raiders and pirates, and of course loneliness. He crossed the Atlantic no fewer than three times, spent weeks thrashing against the elements around Cape Horn, and found shelter in numerous exotic harbours. Sailing Alone around the World is the extraordinary story of one man's courage and resourcefulness, and has an enduring and universal appeal as a landmark of world adventure ABOUT STANFORDS TRAVEL CLASSICS Hailing from both sides of the Atlantic, the authors included are as diverse as Edith Wharton, Henry James, Ernest Shackleton and Alfred Russel Wallace. Every title has been reset in a contemporary typeface, and has been printed to a high-quality production specification, to create a series that every lover of fine travel literature will want to collect and keep


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    Title
    Sailing Alone Around the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joshua Slocum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906780340
    ISBN 10: 190678034X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    DC22: 910
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN3
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    B&T Approval Code: A19240000
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23600
    BISAC V2.8: SPO036000
    DC22: 910.45
    B&T Approval Code: A09304040
    Thema V1.0: SPNG, WTLC
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd
    Publisher
    John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    15 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
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    Joshua Slocum spent a lifetime at sea. He ran away from his Nova Scotia home at the age of 14, and for the next 35 years he sailed the world holding every shipboard rank. When a ship under his command was wrecked on the coast of Brazil in 1887, it seemed that his maritime career had ended in disgrace. Not one for retiring to earthy pastures, Slocum rebuilt a hundred-year old sloop and set off from Boston in 1895 on the first single-handed circumnavigation of the globe. For more than three years, Slocum battled stormy seas, attacks from raiders and pirates, and of course, loneliness. He crossed the Atlantic no fewer than three times, spent weeks thrashing against the elements around Cape Horn, and found shelter in numerous exotic harbours. [i]Sailing Alone around the World[/i] is the extraordinary story of one man's courage and resourcefulness, and has an enduring and universal appeal as a landmark of world adventure. Stanfords Travel Classics feature some of the finest histor