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The hard way around : the passages of Joshua Slocum

Author: Geoffrey Wolff
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the legendary sea commander traces his rapid rise from an uneducated childhood in mid-nineteenth-century Nova Scotia to the leader of ships that experienced high-danger adventures, including the first documented solo journey around the world.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joshua Slocum
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Wolff
ISBN: 9781400043422 1400043425
OCLC Number: 503041965
Notes: "A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Description: 218 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Sailing into the world --
Prologue: The tales he could have told --
Unafraid of a capful of wind --
Coming aboard through the hawse-hole --
Master Slocum --
Love stories --
Enterprises --
Northern light --
Mutiny --
Stranding --
pt. 2. Sailing around it --
Salvage --
Destroyer and Poverty Point --
The great adventure --
What came after.
Responsibility: by Geoffrey Wolff.

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A portrait of the legendary sea commander traces his rapid rise from an uneducated childhood in mid-nineteenth-century Nova Scotia to the leader of ships that experienced high-danger adventures, including the first documented solo journey around the world.

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