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Sailing Alone Around the World


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 ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.601
by seanieman on Nov 4, 2010

Classic story of circumnavigation when foul weather gear was oilskins, cold weather clothing was wool and your communication up link was the stars. Unbelievable tale, told first hand. More


inspiring true story

by PreacherDavidPotts on Jun 18, 2009

Anyone who has spent much time on the water, or ever longed to sail will find this book to be a great inspiration. The casualness with which he treats many of the frightful circumstances through which he bore up should embolden the hearts of readers who are tired of living in a culture of victimhood ... More


Island's and continents around the world

by RiverBoy on May 16, 2007

This book contains the story of Joshua Slocum, a sailor unwilling or unable to adapt to the coming of steamboats, who, in the late 1890's, rehabilitates a decripit boat and puts to sea to circumnavigate the world. He crosses the Atlantic then heads south recrossing the Atlantic on his way to the ... More

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