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Slocum, Joshua 1844-1909

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Works: 140 works in 783 publications in 16 languages and 12,895 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Travel writing  Autobiographies  History  Diaries  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: G440, 910.41
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Sailing alone around the world by Joshua Slocum( Book )

283 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 3,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fifty-five year old man who has spent his working life in large sailing ships, is the first person to sail single-handedly around the world. He does it in a small boat he has rebuilt himself out a wreck of a boat he was given for free. Except for the fact he was born in Nova Scotia, you might call him everybody's ideas of an old time Yankee, thrifty, a loner, with a dry sense of humor, never getting too excited about anything. His account of his three-year trip around the world has all of these virtues, and is one of the classics of small-boat sailing.-- publisher's description
Sailing alone around the world; and Voyage of the Liberdade by Joshua Slocum( Book )

65 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyages of Joshua Slocum by Joshua Slocum( Book )

11 editions published between 1958 and 1995 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage of the Liberdade by Joshua Slocum( )

29 editions published between 1890 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of author's trading voyage to South America in his bark "Aquidneck", of her loss leaving harbor in Brazil, of author's building there of the "Liberdade", a 35 foot junk rigged vessel, and of sailing her back to the United States
The sea dreamers by Basil Heatter( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sailing alone around the world by Joshua Slocum( Recording )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joshua Slocum is believed to be the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. After a distinguished nautical career, during which he worked his way up from cabin boy to captain, Slocum wrecked his ship off the coast of Brazil. Turning this catastrophe to his advantage, he built a sailing canoe from the wreckage and sailed back to New York. Moreover, he wrote Voyage of the Liberdade, a chronicle of his trip, and earned some literary success. This spurred him to attempt his perilous voyage. Having lost his fortune in the shipwreck, Slocum began his voyage on a shoestring. He was given the Spray, a century-old oysterboat in need of repairs. Two years and $500 later, he had rebuilt the wreck into an oceangoing wonder. On his 40,000-mile, three-year voyage, Slocum visited six of the seven continents, where he met cannibals, presidents, outlaws, and ambassadors. Amazingly, throughout his travels he lived off the land, fishing, trading, and giving lectures to keep his pantry full. He also met some remarkable people, including Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson and Paul Kruger, who, believing the world was flat, warned Slocum not to fall off! This adventure will captivate sailors and landlubbers alike
Around the world in the sloop Spray : a geographical reader describing Captain Slocum's voyage alone around the world by Joshua Slocum( Book )

20 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 -- on or shortly after November 14, 1909) was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer. In 1900 he wrote a book about his journey Sailing Alone Around the World, which became an international best-seller. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray."-Wikipedia
Sam z jadrnico okoli sveta by Joshua Slocum( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in Slovenian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD (ILLUSTRATED BY THOMAS FOGARTY AND GEORGE VARIAN) by Joshua Slocum( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1900, "Sailing Alone Around the World" is the detailed account of how Joshua Slocum would become the first person to circumnavigate the globe by himself. Aboard a sloop named the 'Spray', which Slocum himself rebuilt and refitted, he would depart from Boston on April, 24th, 1895 on this remarkable journey. Over the course of the next three years the boat would take him to Gloucester, Nova Scotia, Azores, Gibraltar, Morocco, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Islands, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Maldonado, Montevideo, through the Strait of Magellan, through the Cockburn Channel, Port Angosto, Juan Fernandez, Marquesas, Samoa, Fiji, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, Cooktown, Christmas Island, Keeling Cocos, Rodrigues, Mauritius, Durban, Cape Town, Transvaal, St Helena, Ascension Island, Devil's Island, Trinidad, Grenada, Newport, and finally back to Fairhaven in Massachusetts. Filled with numerous illustrations, "Sailing Alone Around the World" is a real-life nautical tale of adventure filled with perilous encounters and challenges. A classic story of self-determination, "Sailing Alone Around the World" has inspired generations of sailors and adventurers alike ever since its original publication
Seul autour du monde à la voile by Joshua Slocum( )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solo intorno al mondo con lo Spray by Joshua Slocum( Book )

2 editions published between 1965 and 1979 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joshua Slocum was the first man to circumnavigate the world single-handed. This classic account of his voyage remains one of the most thrilling and entertaining travel narratives of all time, from encounters with Moorish pirates and Juan Fernandez islanders, to tempests and languid seas, sharks and flying fish
De tocht van de Liberdade by Joshua Slocum( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drie van toelichtingen voorziene zeilvaartverhalen
Further disclosures by Maria Monk nunnery of Montreal : also and disclosures concerning that secret retreat : preceded by a reply to the priests' book by Monk( Book )

5 editions published between 1836 and 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sailing alone around the world - the original classic edition by Joshua Slocum( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sailing Alone Around the World - The Original Classic Edition
Allein um die Welt : der erste Einhand-Weltumsegler erzählt by Joshua Slocum( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le voyage du "Libertade" : et autres récits by Joshua Slocum( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seul autour du monde premier tour du monde à la voile en solitaire de Joshua Slocum, sur le "Spray" (1895-1898) by Joshua Slocum( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il giro del mondo di un navigatore solitario by Joshua Slocum( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and voyages of Captain Joshua Slocum by Victor Slocum( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sailing alone around the world
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Alternative Names
Joshua Slocum Canadees auteur

Joshua Slocum capitaine au long cours

Joshua Slocum kanadyjski żeglarz

Joshua Slocum navigatore statunitense

Joshua Slocum US-amerikanischer Seemann und Reiseschriftsteller

Slocombe, Joshua, 1844-1909

Slocum, J.

Slocum, J., 184-1909

Slocum J. 1844-1909

Slocum Joshua

Slocum, Joshua, 1844-

Slocum, Joshua b. 1844

Джошуа Слокам

Джошуа Слоукъм

Слокам, Джошуа

Слокам, Джошуа мореплавотель

ג'ושוע סלוקום

جوشوا سلوكم

ジョシュア・スローカム

スローカム, ジョシュア

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