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Nubian Slocum Studio By Art Hall
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Sailing Alone Around the World By Joshua Slocum
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Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world... More > alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers. There was considerable international interest in Slocum's journey, particularly once he had entered the Pacific; he was awaited at most of his ports of call, and gave lectures and lantern-slide shows to well-filled halls. The trip itinerary went as follows: Fairhaven, Boston, Gloucester, Nova Scotia, Azores, Gibraltar, (Morocco), Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Maldonado, Montevideo, Strait of Magellan, Cockburn Channel, Port Angosto, Juan Fernandez, Marquesas, Samoa, Fiji, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, Cooktown, Christmas Island, Keeling Cocos, Rodrigues, Mauritius, Durban, Cape Town, (Transvaal), St Helena, Ascension Island, Devil's Island, Trinidad, Grenada, Newport, Fairhaven.< Less
Sailing Alone Around the World By Joshua Slocum
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Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 – on or shortly after November 14, 1909) was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Canadian born, naturalised American seaman and... More > adventurer. In this Book , Sailing Alone Around the World he recounts his amazing adventure. Kean Guides (Travel) have developed to take advantage of new reading media and to appeal to the modern reader. Specially formatted to improve the reading experience. We aim to offer a library of Travel books that have been selected to illustrate the best of the writer without the need to plough through tomes and tomes of writing to find the pieces you really want to read. We are committed to provide the greatest writers to readers at a reasonable price< Less
The Keening Fire By Roger Slocum
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Sometime after the year 1260, when battles raged through Middle Age Europe and sovereigns continued to fight over territorial claims, a Viking boy discovers why his family fled their homelands and... More > hid him away in these war torn lands and gave him an Anglo Saxon name, Matthew. His father was killed in these new lands. Now on the eve of Matt’s ritual hunt to take his spirit guide and become a warrior his life gets even more complicated when Old-Da reveals their family secret. Matthew and his grandfather are the last of Odin’s earthly descendants. And with Matt’s coming of age, ‘The Keening’ within him will grow. The boy’s only inheritance is a small amulet – ‘The Eye of Odin’ – with this amulet the rightful heir finds an even greater power he must learn to control while venturing through the twists and turns life offers a young warrior.< Less
Exorcising My Daemons By Michael Slocum
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A poetic exploration into one man's soul.
Coal Dust: A Collection of Poems from a Young Mountaineer By Sarah Slocum
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Poems inspired by places and people: MIT, medical school, and the state I call home - West Virginia.
Sailing Alone Around the World By Captain Joshua Slocum
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Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone in a small boat. He personally rebuilt an 11.2 metre sloop-rigged fishing boat that he named the Spray. On April 24, 1895, he set sail... More > from Boston, Massachusetts. More than three years later, he returned to Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898 having circumnavigated the world, a distance of 46,000 miles (74,000 km). In 1899 he described the voyage in Sailing Alone Around the World now considered a classic of travel literature. It is a wonderful adventure story from the Age of Sail and a book of which Arthur Ransome declared, “boys who do not like this book ought to be drowned at once.”< Less
Disasters 1904 By Martin Nicholson
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Disasters 1904 is the second of a series describing disasters using contemporary newspaper archives. This volume covers the sinking of the Norge, the sinking of the General Slocum and the great... More > Baltimore fire.< Less
"The Kinder" By James Ferace
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"...and a child will see all." - "The Kinder" tells the story of a small boy haunted by dreams and nightmarish visions while a killer may or may not be stalking the countryside. ... More > (Based on concepts by Thomas Slocum and James Ferace).< Less
Claimed by the Sea - Long Island Shipwrecks By Adam Grohman
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Claimed by the Sea - Long Island Shipwrecks - provides an intimate look at eleven shipwrecks and maritime disasters that occurred in the waters of New York and Long Island. Diver, researcher and... More > author Adam Grohman dives into the archives to explore the histories of various wrecks including the Savannah, Lexington, U.S.S. Ohio, Circassian, Seawanhaka, Oregon, Louis V. Place, General Slocum, U.S.S. San Diego, Andrea Doria, and the Gwendoline Steers. The chapters provide an in depth history of the vessel, the circumstances surrounding their eventual demise, and subsequent exploration by divers and explorers. Claimed by the Sea is heavily illustrated and contains extensive footnotes, source listings and several appendices including a glossary of nautical and diving terminology. Claimed by the Sea is an excellent opportunity for armchair historians and seasoned underwater explorers to dip beneath the waves of history to explore the tragedy and triumph of man versus the sea.< Less