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    DescriptionOriginally published in 1970, Robin Knox-Johnston's A World of My Own has become a treasured classic - the dramatic account of the first nonstop, single-handed voyage around the world, for which Knox-Johnston won the Sunday Times Golden Globe trophy. On June 14, 1968, Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped almost unnoticed out of Falmouth harbor while Knox-Johnston's family and a few friends waved goodbye to the solitary twenty-nine-year-old figure at the helm. His was an incredible adventure, a feat of endeavor and seamanship which will be unsurpassed and unforgotten. Sheer determination helped him survive every imaginable difficulty: Several knockdowns in the Southern Ocean, the disintegration of the self-steering system, polluted water tanks and acid burns were among the numerous setbacks he encountered even before reaching Cape Horn, the fearsome test of any seaman's nerve. Written from diaries and logbooks kept throughout the voyage, A World of My Own is a gripping, startling, and moving account of one of the greatest sea adventures of our time.


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    Title
    A World of My Own
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 268
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393331325
    ISBN 10: 0393331326
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.5
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    Libri: I-SR
    DC21: 910.45
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN3
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO036000
    DC22: 910.45
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Thema V1.0: DNC, SPNG
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    W. W. Norton & Company
    Imprint name
    W. W. Norton & Company
    Publication date
    28 May 1994
    Back cover copy
    Originally published in 1970, Robin Knox-Johnston's A World of My Own has become a treasured classic - the dramatic account of the first nonstop, single-handed voyage around the world, for which Knox-Johnston won the Sunday Times Golden Globe trophy. On June 14, 1968, Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped almost unnoticed out of Falmouth harbor while Knox-Johnston's family and a few friends waved goodbye to the solitary twenty-nine-year-old figure at the helm. His was an incredible adventure, a feat of endeavor and seamanship which will be unsurpassed and unforgotten. Sheer determination helped him survive every imaginable difficulty: Several knockdowns in the Southern Ocean, the disintegration of the self-steering system, polluted water tanks and acid burns were among the numerous setbacks he encountered even before reaching Cape Horn, the fearsome test of any seaman's nerve. Written from diaries and logbooks kept throughout the voyage, A World of My Own is a gripping, startling, and moving account of one of the greatest sea adventures of our time.