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Sailing Alone around the World by Joshua Slocum
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Apr 18, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: sailing-and-fighting

first person to solo sail around earth. good writer, funny, salty, not too misanthropic, and incredible navigator. this edition has very nice intro by thomas philbrick, and is illustrated, maps, nice bibliography.
since then, a biography has shaken the slocum-lovers world and turns out he was yes, a circumnavigator, but also sailed the last sail powered commercial ship, and almost sunk it and fought off mutiny (a black black mark on any captain, no matter how justified), got busted for playing a little too ardently with a little girl, treated his wife and family like pariahs, and eventually probably committed suicide-by-sailboat as an old codger. The Hard Way Around: the Passages of Joshua Slocum
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April 18, 2012 – Shelved as: sailing-and-fighting

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