The Annotated Sailing Alone Around the World

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Sheridan House, Inc., 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 212 pages
Joshua Slocum's Sailing Alone Around the World is a classic, beloved by sailors the world over who have enjoyed this engrossing tale of a man who sails around the world alone in a small wooden sailboat built with his own hands. This edition is thoroughly annotated by teacher/journalist Rod Scher, who provides explanation, commentary, and clarification that will make Slocum's masterpiece more accessible to today's readers—sailors and landlubbers alike. Scher has also added fascinating “In the News” sidebars throughout the text, which help bring to life the historical events surrounding the narrative.

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About the author (2009)

Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail alone around the world. It was a feat that made him the “patron saint” of small boat sailors everywhere. His voyage, retold in Sailing Alone Around the World, took place from 1895 to 1898. It made Slocum and his little boat SPRAY forever famous. Rod Scher received his M.Ed. from the University of Oregon. A longtime boating enthusiast, writer, and former English teacher, he is currently VP of Technology for, where he spends much of his time developing educational software while plotting ways to get back out on the water. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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