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The Resource Sailing alone around the world, Joshua Slocum, (sound recording)

Sailing alone around the world, Joshua Slocum, (sound recording)

Label
Sailing alone around the world
Title
Sailing alone around the world
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Slocum
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
On June 27, 1898, more than three years after he set sail in his 37ft sloop Spray, Joshua Slocum dropped anchor in Newport, Rhode Island, becoming the first man to sail around the world singlehandedly. Sailing Alone Around the World is his account of that 46,000 mile odyssey.
Tone
Writing style
Audio
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10076157
Cataloging source
MTG
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b. 1844
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Slocum, Joshua
Dewey number
910.41
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
memoirs
PerformerNote
Read by Alan Sklar
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Sklar, Alan
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True
Series statement
Unabridged classics
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  • Slocum, Joshua
  • Voyages around the world
  • Ocean travel
  • Yachts
  • Yachting
  • Spray (Sloop)
Target audience
adult
Label
Sailing alone around the world, Joshua Slocum, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm54943031
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
7 sound discs (7 hr. 50 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400130757
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)54943031
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Sailing alone around the world, Joshua Slocum, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm54943031
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
7 sound discs (7 hr. 50 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400130757
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)54943031
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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