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Liberdade (Ship)

Works: 10 works in 57 publications in 4 languages and 1,531 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Travel writing  Autobiographies  Fiction  Diaries  Personal narratives  Juvenile works 
Classifications: G440, 910.41
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Most widely held works about Liberdade (Ship)
    The hard way around : the passages of Joshua Slocum by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )
    5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 libraries worldwide
    A masterful biographer now offers a thrilling, definitive portrait of one of history's most legendary icons of adventure. In 1860, sixteen-year-old Joshua Slocum escaped a hardscrabble childhood in Nova Scotia by signing on as an ordinary seaman to a merchant ship bound for Dublin. Despite having only a third-grade education, Slocum rose through the nautical ranks at a mercurial pace; just a decade later he was commander of his own ship. His subsequent journeys took him nearly everywhere: Liverpool, China, Japan, Cape Horn, the Dutch East Indies, Manila, Hong Kong, Saigon, Singapore, San Francisco, and Australia'where he met and married his first wife, Virginia, who would sail along with him for the rest of her life, bearing and raising their children at sea. He commanded eight vessels and owned four, enduring hurricanes, shipwrecks, pirate attacks, cholera, smallpox, a mutiny, and the death of his wife and three of his children. Yet his ultimate adventure and crowning glory was still to come. In 1895 Slocum set sail from Gloucester, Massachusetts'by himself'in the Spray, a small sloop of thirty-seven feet. More than three years and forty-six thousand miles later, he became the first man to circumnavigate the globe solo, a feat that wouldn't be replicated until 1925. His account of that voyage, Sailing Alone Around the World, soon made him internationally famous. He met President Theodore Roosevelt on several occasions and became a presence on the lecture circuit, selling his sea-saga books whenever and wherever he could. But scandal soon followed, and a decade later, with his finances failing, he set off alone once more'and was never seen again. Geoffrey Wolff captures this singular life and its flamboyant times'from the Golden Age of Sail to a shockingly different new century'in vivid, fascinating detail. From the Hardcover edition
    Sailing alone around the world; and Voyage of the Liberdade by Joshua Slocum( Book )
    26 editions published between 1948 and 2003 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
    Sailing alone around the world by Joshua Slocum( file )
    5 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
    Joshua Slocum was believed to be the first man to sail single-handed around the world. After a distinguished career, where he worked his way up from cabin boy to captain, Joshua Slocum wrecked his ship off the coast of Brazil. Turning this catastrophe to his advantage, he built a sailing canoe from the wreckages, and sailed back to New York. Moreover, he wrote Voyage of the Liberdad a chronicle of his trip, and earned some literary success. This was the spur to attempt his perilous voyage!
    Soul voyage by Cameron Royce Jess( Book )
    1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
    Sailing alone around the world by Joshua Slocum( Book )
    2 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
    Setting off alone from Boston aboard the 36 foot wooden sloop Spray in April 1895, Capt. Slocum went on to join the ranks of the world's great circumnavigators. But by circling wthe 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 of its courage, skill and determination. Includes hair-raising encounters with pirates off Gibraltar and dnagerous natives in Tierra del Fuego, raging tempests and treacherous coral reefs, flying fish for breakfast in the Pacific, and a hilarious visit with explorer Henry Stanley in South Africa
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    1 edition published in 1985 in Hebrew and held by 6 libraries worldwide
    Sailing Alone Around the World ( Book )
    1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
    Sám na lodi kolem světa by Joshua Slocum( Book )
    1 edition published in 1973 in Czech and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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