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The Resource A man for all oceans : Captain Joshua Slocum and the first solo voyage around the world, Stan Grayson

A man for all oceans : Captain Joshua Slocum and the first solo voyage around the world, Stan Grayson

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A man for all oceans : Captain Joshua Slocum and the first solo voyage around the world
Title
A man for all oceans
Title remainder
Captain Joshua Slocum and the first solo voyage around the world
Statement of responsibility
Stan Grayson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In June 1898, a little more than three years after departing Boston in his rebuilt oyster sloop Spray, Captain Joshua Slocum made landfall in New England and became the first person ever to sail alone around the world. The voyage capped a lifetime of adventure for the indomitable Slocum, who had advanced from seaman to captain and owner during the challenging final years of commercial sail, surviving hurricanes, mutinies, shipwreck, financial ruin, and the death at sea of his first wife and soulmate. Slocum's book about his circumnavigation, Sailing Alone Around the World, is a seafaring classic and has never been out of printing since its publication in 1900. But Slocum the man has remained unknowable, the shape of his life as elusive as a ship on a fogbound sea. Now, at last, A Man for All Oceans reveals the man in full. A sailor himself, Stan Grayson has plumbed previously untapped original source materials to follow one of history's greatest sailors from obscure beginnings across the watery globe and the dying years of the great Age of Sail."--Page [2] of cover
Cataloging source
IMD
Dewey number
910.4/1092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A man for all oceans : Captain Joshua Slocum and the first solo voyage around the world, Stan Grayson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 383-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fame but not fortune
  • East Boston and Fairhaven
  • The Spray
  • "A Pollock in each hand"
  • Boston to Gibraltar
  • Gibraltar to the Rio de la Plata
  • The Strait of Magellan
  • To "lovely Australia"
  • Around and home
  • "This child of the sea"
  • Nova Scotia
  • Recognition at last
  • The shell collector
  • The disappearance of Joshua Slocum
  • The Western Ocean and beyond
  • San Francisco
  • The Philippine Islands and the Pacific
  • Northern light
  • Virginia
  • Nightmare
  • Liberdade
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 399 pages
Isbn
9780884485483
Lccn
2017934121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)988347408
  • (OCoLC)ocn988347408
  • 342097
Label
A man for all oceans : Captain Joshua Slocum and the first solo voyage around the world, Stan Grayson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 383-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fame but not fortune
  • East Boston and Fairhaven
  • The Spray
  • "A Pollock in each hand"
  • Boston to Gibraltar
  • Gibraltar to the Rio de la Plata
  • The Strait of Magellan
  • To "lovely Australia"
  • Around and home
  • "This child of the sea"
  • Nova Scotia
  • Recognition at last
  • The shell collector
  • The disappearance of Joshua Slocum
  • The Western Ocean and beyond
  • San Francisco
  • The Philippine Islands and the Pacific
  • Northern light
  • Virginia
  • Nightmare
  • Liberdade
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 399 pages
Isbn
9780884485483
Lccn
2017934121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)988347408
  • (OCoLC)ocn988347408
  • 342097

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