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Spray (Sloop)

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Works: 22 works in 143 publications in 6 languages and 5,671 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Diaries  Travel writing 
Classifications: G440, 910.41
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Publications about Spray (Sloop)
Most widely held works about Spray (Sloop)
    Sailing alone around the world by Joshua Slocum( Book )
    72 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,768 libraries worldwide
    Author's account of a three-year solo voyage around the world in his 36-foot sloop named the "Spray", the first solo circumnavigation of the earth ever recorded
    The hard way around : the passages of Joshua Slocum by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )
    4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
    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
    Sailing alone around the world and Voyage of the Liberdade by Joshua Slocum( Book )
    18 editions published between 1948 and 1986 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
    Alone at sea : the adventures of Joshua Slocum by Ann Spencer( Book )
    3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
    In 1895, Nova Scotia-born Joshua Slocum embarked on a three-year 46,000-mile solo circumnavigation of the globe, aboard a refitted oyster sloop. Sailing through pirate-infested waters, confronting the sea at its most cruel, surviving beachings and wrestling with the demons of solitude, Joshua Slocum achieved a voyage that will forever rank among the epic feats of seamanship
    Sailing alone around the world by Joshua Slocum( Sound Recording )
    20 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
    First published in 1900, Joshua Slocum's autobiographical account of his solo trip around the world is one of the most remarkable--and entertaining--travel narratives of all time. Setting off alone from Boston aboard the thirty-six foot wooden sloop Spray in April 1895, Captain Slocum went on to join the ranks of the world's great circumnavigators--Magellan, Drake, and Cook. But by circling the globe without crew or consorts, Slocum would outdo them all: his three-year solo voyage of more than 46,000 miles remains unmatched in maritime history for courage, skill, and determination. Sailing Alone Around the World recounts Slocum's wonderful 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 in the Pacific; and a hilarious visit with Henry ("Dr. Livingstone, I presume?") Stanley in South Africa
    Three years on the ocean by James I Clark( Book )
    1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
    An account of 52-year-old Joshua Slocum's adventurous 46,000-mile trip around the world in a 36-foot sailboat
    In the wake of the Spray by Kenneth E Slack( Book )
    6 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
    First to sail the world alone, Joshua Slocum by Janis L Fortman( Book )
    2 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
    Describes the voyage of Capt. Joshua Slocum, a 51-year-old sailor, who in 1895 became the first man to sail around the world alone in a 37-foot sloop that he rebuilt by hand
    Soul voyage by Cameron Royce Jess( Book )
    1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
    Captain Slocum's life before and after The Spray by Myra A Lopes( Book )
    1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
    Ocean adventure! : the story of Joshua Slocum by Paul May( Book )
    1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
    Captain Joshua Slocum : a centennial tribute by Myra A Lopes( Book )
    1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
    Sloop spray souvenir by Henrietta E Slocum( Book )
    2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
    A bordo del "Spray"; el primer viaje solitario alrededor del mundo en un velero (1896-1898) by Joshua Slocum( Book )
    2 editions published in 1945 in Spanish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
    Sailing alone around the world, 1895-1898 by Joshua Slocum( Book )
    2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
    He sailed alone around the world : the epic of Captain Joshua Slocum, 1895-1945 ( Book )
    1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
    Sám na lodi kolem světa by Joshua Slocum( Book )
    1 edition published in 1973 in Czech and held by 2 libraries worldwide
    Alexander G. Law collection by Alexander G Law( Book )
    in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Research notes, articles, newspaper clippings, letters, plans and data, collected by Alexander G. Law in the process of creating miniature ship models
    Sailing alone around the world : a personal account of the first solo circumnavigation of the globe by sail by Joshua Slocum( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    This book is widely regarded a classic of sailing literature because it is an account written by the sailor who made the first solo navigation of the globe under sail. A biography of Joshua Slocum would make riveting reading in its own right, for inherent in him were all the attributes of the ideal seaman of the latter half of the nineteenth century. An unquenchable spirit of adventure propelled him through many voyages and hairsbreadth escapes from the forces of nature and pirates. In 1895 he set sail from America in 'Spray,' a 36' 9'' gaff rigged sloop oyster boat he had rebuilt himself. Navigating mainly without using his chronometer and only by 'dead-reckoning' Slocum sailed 'Spray' without actually touching the helm. His circumnavigation, which took three years to complete, covered a distance of some 46,000 miles. His triumphant return to America went virtually unnoticed-because the newspapers were focussed on the recent outbreak of war between Spain and America. This book, detailing his epic voyage and many adventures, was written shortly after his return, was serialised in magazines and became a rapid bestseller, earning glowing encomiums from many notably figures, especially from highly regarded authors of the time, including Arthur Ransome and Mark Twain, which elevated Joshua Slocum to international fame. This edition of his work is beautifully illustrated and is available in soft cover and hard cover with dust jacket. Leonaur hard covers are cloth bound with gold foil lettering on their spines and feature cloth head and tail bands making them ideal for collections or to be presented as a forever treasured gift
 
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English (132)
Spanish (4)
French (2)
German (1)
Chinese (1)
Czech (1)
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