But his narrative comes across a One person's adventure is not necessarily another person's adventure. Slocum would spend a great deal of time working on the boat before setting off on a three year journey around the world, the first ever solo voyage. And no one hereafter ever will. You can almost hear Slocum dropping names and crowing over his brushes with late 19th century celebrity. About this Item: The Century Co. The race is divided into three boat categories and five legs of the journey.
Why someone would attempt this is difficult to say, but I find it to be the most intriguing aspect of this great feat. From the Publisher: 7 1-hour cassettes About the Author: Captain Joshua Slocum 1844—1909 was the first person to circle the globe alone entirely by sea. About the Book Joshua Slocum, one of the most famous of American sea captains, really was the first to single-handedly circumnavigate the world. Each time I looked at the approaching sailboat and instantly said to myself - that just has to be Sean. We omit Dover's copyrighted introduction by Geoffrey Mott-Smith.
But his narrative comes across as blasé and matter-of-fact. Three years later he again landed in New England having traveled some 46,000 miles circumnavigating the globe. This is the relation of a one-man journey literally around the world on the surface of the ocean before the existence of radios and other nice, self-preserving gadgets. Perhaps what I love most about this adventure is how it starts, and I'll mention that since it won't give much away: The captain of the book starts out by being given an old wreck of a ship, and he spends several months repairing it, rebuilding it, and reinventing the vessel. Blue cloth with silver and green stamping, gilt top edge. No printings listed on copyright page. Excitement for the voyage was universal, and Slocum was awaited by admirers at his ports.
He says it is simply the satisfaction of winning! Cloth a bit worn at foot, two nicks in front cover, but lettering generally strong. Sailing Alone Around the World was published by Century Company in 1900. Its current name comes from its main sponsor, , an international company based in that specializes in and. Slocum's personal words, illustrations and maps combine to create a literary gem that serves as a memoir of adventure travel, a motivational and spiritual guide, and a lesson in modesty and resilience. I would recommend: I Convergence: A Voyage through French Polynesia. Last time he raced he ran out of clean water. Slocum showed a great deal of determination and courage in undertaking the trip, particularly since he was alone for the majority of it.
But it was an adventure to read this book, which is written with a precision and candidness that draws one to the tale. The Open classes are unrestricted in certain aspects but a box rule governs parameters such as overall length, draught, appendages and stability, as well as numerous other safety features. In little more than a week he overcame a 1,000-mile deficit to pull into fourth place overall. He faced pirates, savages, thieves, and a variety of mechanical and technical breakdowns, each potentially fatal. Children flock to him, heads of state entertain him, and friends give him gifts wherever he goes. Across the Atlantic he sailed, but chased by Moorish pirates off Gibraltar, he decided to circle Cape Horn instead and go around the world the other way! An old oyster sloop, it had been out of commission since 1885 when seven years later Slocum was offered it for free, moving it from Poverty Point up to his house on the Acushnet River. About this Item: The Century Co, New York, 1900.
The boat was officially christened on June 4, 2002 at Chelsea Piers in New York Harbor, by Tommy Hilfiger model, Lauren Bush. I'm not going to say much about this book because I don't have enough superlatives. The classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas — the first man to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly. A classic of sailing literature. This year's race officially starts Sept.
Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. Foxing noted, mainly on end pages. Though I enjoyed this as an audio book, I think it might have been easier to physically read it, as I could have used a m Joshua Slocum is exactly the sort of person you want to sit down and have a drink with. He doesn't care that he looks like a doofus with it on, which makes him that much cooler. There are similar instances involving the sailor's time in South Africa and Brazil. I'm guessing its complicated and personal.
When he is at sea, I swear you can smell the salt air and hear the ocean. Given the copyright date of 1900, later printings are often erroneously described and offered as the first edition. His journey, his knowledge, his character connect him to the people, places, and creatures - and especially the sea itself - as he finds these at every point along his winding path. This section contains 478 words approx. Sailing Alone Around the World chronicles Slocum's three-year journey, beginning in 1895.
Interior clean and well bound. Slocum is laid back, self-effacing, and actually quite funny. Slocum's writing style matches the minimalism of Hemingway. Even when describing horrendous conditions and near-death experiences at sea, the author tells his story matter-of-factly, explaining how he contended with each crisis in a practical and logical way. I would highly recommend this one to teenage boys who like adventure and any adult who loves a good, true, seafaring story. I read it while still in my teens. Simply said, if you want to read or listen, in my case to an adventure memoir that takes you around the world, is narrated by a grandfather-like character and has dry wit, this is your book.
There's lots of description of amazing stuff, but mostly it's about things he saw, rather than the stuff he did. Numerous illustrations by Thomas Fogarty and George Varan. I read it while still in my teens. It takes hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance and courage to succeed. This is basically the old man's diary. About this Item: The Century Co.