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S Stevenson in South Africa he talked congenially with Stanley of Stanley and Livingstone fame and met Oom Paul Kruger President of the Transvaal republic Kruger was incensed when one of his officials described Slocum s voyage as around the world since his religious beliefs convinced him that the world was flat This robust classic of the sea has been widely read ever since its first publication in It has been reprinted several times and has even been reuired reading in many schools This edition complete with all of the original Thomas Fogarty illustrations of Captain Slocum s story will prove as enjoyable and thrilling to the present generation of Americans as it was to our fathers and grandfathers.
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The classic of its kind Travel World One of the most readable books in the whole library of adventure Sports Illustrated The finest single handed adventure story yet written SeafarerChallenged by an expert who said it couldn t be done Joshua Slocum an indomitable New England sea captain set out in April of to prove that a man could sail alone around the world miles and a little over years later the proof was complete Captain Slocum had performed the epic first single handedly in a trusty foot sloop called the Spray This is Slocum s own account of his remarkable adventures during the historic voyageSlocum writes in a fast paced exhilarating style His almost matter of fact descriptions of hazardous e.
review Sailing Alone Around the World
Pisodes and his colorful often witty observations make this book perhaps the most delightful and absorbing adventure tale in history 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 He tells of perils on stormy seas and of numerous harrowing events his escape from a fleet of hostile canoes an encounter with Black Pedro the worst murderer in Tierra del Fuego foiling a nocturnal attack by savages by strewing carpet tacks on the Spray s deck submerged by a great wave off the Patagonian coast the rain of blood in Australia dodging coral reefs in the South Seas In Samoa he was visited by Mrs Robert Loui.