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Sailing Alone Around the World

Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum
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Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone in a small boat. He personally rebuilt an 11.2 metre sloop-rigged fishing boat that he named the Spray. On April 24, 1895, he set sail from Boston, Massachusetts. More than three years later, he returned to Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898 having circumnavigated the world, a distance of 46,000 miles (74,000 km).

In 1899 he described the voyage in Sailing Alone Around the World now considered a classic of travel literature. It is a wonderful adventure story from the Age of Sail and a book of which Arthur Ransome declared, “boys who do not like this book ought to be drowned at once.”
(Summary by Alan Chant and Wikipedia)


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 6 reviews)

Reviewer: - August 25, 2014
Subject: Sailing alone around the world
Wow! Very well done!
Reviewer: - March 27, 2014
Alan Chant did a wonderful job of reading this book. Probably the most enjoyable audio book I have listened to.
Reviewer: - November 13, 2013
Subject: Awesome sailing story!
I am a sailor, and this book is inspiring. Slocum mixes the daily log with an entertaining and historic account of his journey. Wonderfully read.
Reviewer: - September 7, 2013
Subject: Beautiful and Nostalgic
Awesome. Such a beautiful story. I hope everyone reads this book.
Reviewer: - September 2, 2013
Subject: An impressive adventure!
It's wonderful how life beats fiction. Very well read too, highly recommended!
Reviewer: - March 4, 2013
Subject: nice story
Well read, very enjoyable read. I'm a sailor who sails on a small lake in Mississippi.... it was fun hearing some nautical terms.


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