Annotated Sailing Alone Around the World

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Joshua Slocum's Sailing Alone Around the World is a classic, beloved by sailors the world over who have enjoyed this engrossing tale of a man who sails around the world alone in a small wooden sailboat built with his own hands. This edition is thoroughly annotated by teacher/journalist Rod Scher, who provides explanation, commentary, and clarification that will make Slocum's masterpiece more accessible to today's readers-sailors and landlubbers alike. Scher has also added fascinating "In the News" sidebars ...

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Overview

Joshua Slocum's Sailing Alone Around the World is a classic, beloved by sailors the world over who have enjoyed this engrossing tale of a man who sails around the world alone in a small wooden sailboat built with his own hands. This edition is thoroughly annotated by teacher/journalist Rod Scher, who provides explanation, commentary, and clarification that will make Slocum's masterpiece more accessible to today's readers-sailors and landlubbers alike. Scher has also added fascinating "In the News" sidebars throughout the text, which help bring to life the historical events surrounding the narrative.

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Editorial Reviews

The Ensign
In this annotated account of the world's first solo circumnavigation, Rod Scher's material helps us understand the world of 1895 so we can better appreciate author Joshua Slocum's accomplishment. If I could read only one boating book this year, I'd choose this one.
Royal Navy Sailing Association
(Slocum) sailed solo around the world in 1895-8 in his 37-foot sloop SPRAY and wrote this classic account of his adventures...After (Slocum's) historic and successful voyage, his book makes him a national hero. Some years later, he sets off again in SPRAY heading for the Amazon River; sadly he was never heard of again....It was interesting to read...Rod Scher's annotations as side notes. Rod's commentary enhances the original script adding greater meaning to each incident.
Bookwatch
Captain Joshua Slocum's Annotated Sailing Alone Around the World is annotated by Rod Scher, a teacher/journalist who provides explanations, commentary, and history to make Slocum's saga more accessible to modern readers. This clarification of Slocum's voyage in his wooden SPRAY packs in side bars of detail and enhances every page. Nautical libraries need this.
Royal Naval Sailing Association
(Slocum) sailed solo around the world in 1895-8 in his 37-foot sloop SPRAY and wrote this classic account of his adventures...After (Slocum's) historic and successful voyage, his book makes him a national hero. Some years later, he sets off again in SPRAY heading for the Amazon River; sadly he was never heard of again....It was interesting to read...Rod Scher's annotations as side notes. Rod's commentary enhances the original script adding greater meaning to each incident.
New York Times
A literate and absorbing yarn published in 1900 and still in print. . . [Slocum's] story is a convincing tale of the intelligence, skill and fortitude that drove a master navigator.
New Yorker

A classic book. . . . Slocum's writing is as elegant as his thirty-seven-foot sloop, SPRAY, whose crossing of the Atlantic he describes vividly.

Smithsonian

As a writer Slocum is given to plain understatement, dry wit, wry humor and Yankee observations about nature that led some to call him a 'sea-locked Thoreau.' . . . He offers descriptive glances at the sea, in storm or calm, that can rival those of Joseph Conrad.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574092752
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Edition description: Annotated
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 807,538
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Present for my sailor husband

    My husband has already read this book but he was very happy to get the annotated version.

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