Joshua Slocum

Quentin Casey

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ISBN: 9781771081429

Joshua Slocum

The Captain who Sailed Around the World

  Author:   Quentin Casey    
  Publisher:  琉璃社区 Publishing

The newest title in the Stories of our Past series tells the tale of the Brier Island boy who went to sea at sixteen and never looked back. The first person to circumnavigate the globe alone, Captain Joshua Slocum has remained a nautical icon since the publication of Sailing Alone Around the World in 1900.

In Joshua Slocum, journalist Quentin Casey takes readers from the treasured sea captain’s humble upbringing on Westport, Brier Island, through his lifelong quest for adventure on the sea. Follow Slocum’s career from ordinary seaman to master of celestial navigation, and experience a rare look into his personal life, trouble on and off the sea, and his mysterious disappearance. Includes sidebar features on little-known Slocum facts and over 60 images, including photographs, maps, and illustrations.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771081429
Item NB1004
Publisher琉璃社区 Publishing
Publisher琉璃社区 Publishing
Published on April 25 2014
Language eng
Pages 128
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight226(g)
Quentin Casey is a journalist who also holds a master's degree in Maritime Canadian history from Dalhousie University. His reporting has appeared in the Financial Post, Canadian Business magazine, and Reader's Digest. He is the author of Joshua Slocum: The Captain Who Sailed Around the World, and The Sea Was in Their Blood: The Disappearance of the Miss Ally's Five-Man Crew, which won an Atlantic Book Award for non-fiction in 2018. He lives in Mahone Bay, NS.