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By Joshua Slocum

The vintage commute narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas – the 1st guy to circumnavigate the area singlehandedly.

Joshua Slocum’s autobiographical account of his solo journey world wide is likely one of the so much extraordinary – and wonderful – commute narratives of all time. surroundings off on my own from Boston aboard the thirty-six-foot wood sloop Spray in April 1895, Captain Slocum went directly to sign up for the ranks of the world’s nice circumnavigators – Magellan, Drake, and prepare dinner. yet by way of circling the globe with out team or consorts, Slocum might outdo all of them: his three-year solo voyage of greater than 46,000 miles continues to be unrivaled in maritime background for its braveness, ability, and determination.

Sailing by myself round the World recounts Slocum’s magnificent adventures: hair-raising encounters with pirates off Gibraltar and savage Indians in Tierra del Fuego; raging tempests and treacherous coral reefs; flying fish for breakfast within the Pacific; and a hilarious stopover at with fellow explorer Henry Stanley in South Africa. A century later, Slocum’s incomparable ebook endures as one of many maximum narratives of event ever written.

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