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Sailing Alone Around the World: The Complete Illustrated Edition

Joshua Slocum Geoffrey Wolff



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21 October 2015
Maritime history; Sailing; Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing
The first illustrated edition of the classic sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum, the first man to circumnavigate the globe alone!

Sailing Alone Around the World is Joshua Slocum's memoir about sailing alone around the world aboard his sloop, Spray. The book was an immediate success when it was first published in 1900 and was highly influential in inspiring later travelers to do the same.

Slocum was a highly experienced navigator and ship owner. He rebuilt and refitted the derelict sloop Spray in a seaside pasture in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Between April 24, 1895, and June 27, 1898, Slocum, aboard Spray, crossed the Atlantic twice (to Gibraltar and back to South America), negotiated the Strait of Magellan, and crossed the Pacific. He also visited Australia and South Africa before crossing the Atlantic (for the third time) to return to Massachusetts after a journey of 46,000 miles.

Filled with art, photographs, maps, artifacts, and period illustrations, this new edition will be popular with armchair travelers and maritime enthusiasts around the world. Included in this edition are excerpts from those who, inspired by Slocum, also circumnavigated the globe, as well as other well-known sailors, sailing enthusiasts, and sailing writers such as Henry Dana, Geoffrey Wolff, William F. Buckley, and Nathaniel Philbrick.
By:   Joshua Slocum, Geoffrey Wolff
Imprint:   Zenith
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Illustrated edition
Dimensions:   Height: 283mm,  Width: 242mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   1.520kg
ISBN:   9780760348512
ISBN 10:   0760348510
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   21 October 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

JOSHUA SLOCUM was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalized American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer. In 1900, he wrote a book about his journey, Sailing Alone Around the World, which became an international bestseller. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, Spray. GEOFFREY WOLFF is an American novelist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer. Among his honors and recognitions are the Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1994) and fellowships of the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy in Berlin (2007), and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the author of Joshua Slocum's biography, The Hard Way Around: The Passages of Joshua Slocum.

Reviews for Sailing Alone Around the World: The Complete Illustrated Edition

Just when you thought there was nothing new under the sun when it comes to publishing Joshua Slocum's classic book, Sailing Alone Around the World, you're about to be proved wrong. But Slocum himself has been dead since 1909, so what could possibly enhance his tale more than 100 years later? The folks at Zenith Press found a way. They created a lovely coffee-table edition of Sailing Alone Around the World with the addition of excellent photos from Slocum's time and current and old photos of the areas he visited on his route. They added artifacts and maps as well. This new edition will be popular even with those who have read it many times before - Good Old Boat Magazine This Illustrated Edition offers a remarkable, tangible understanding of what inspired one singular seafarer to obey the siren song of the earth's oceans with skill, hope and courage in a century long past - Mystic River Yacht Club This new edition is lavishly illustrated with the original ink drawings from the 1905 printing, historical maps, and colorful photographs of Slocum's ports of call and a replica of his ship, Spray, that sailed in the 1930s. It's also filled with excerpts from other sailors and sailing enthusiasts inspired by Slocum's journey - Porthole Cruise Sailing Alone Around the World has been published in so many formats, but probably none as attractively presented as this Illustrated Edition. It will serve you well on a cold night as you sip a glass of Scotch in your armchair while dreaming of oceans unsailed - SAIL Magazine Most sailors have read Joshua Slocum's firsthand account of the world's first solo circumnavigation. You probably own a well-worn copy of Sailing Alone Around the World, but it's nothing like this beautifully produced illustrated edition from Zenith Press. Lavishly illustrated with 150 paintings, photographs and maps, the book also includes excerpts from other circumnavigators, as well as other well-known sailors and writers including Henry Dana, Geoffrey Wolff, William F. Buckley and Nathaniel Philbrick. The definitive edition of a classic sailing memoir, this exceptional book would be a fine gift for your favorite young sailor - WindCheck Magazine

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