The Search for Captain Slocum

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The Search for Captain Slocum
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The Search for Captain Slocum
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The Search for Captain Slocum
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The Search for Captain Slocum
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Title: The Search for Captain Slocum
Author(s): TELLER, Walter Magnes
Category: Biographies
New / Used: Used
Book Type: Small hardcover
Published: 1956
Published By: Charles Scribner's Sons
Pages: 255

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Very good original condition. Some damage to dust jacket, light spotting inside covers, pages clean and unmarked. Images depict all need to know detail.

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About

1st Edition, illustrated with B&W images.

Trailing the wake of a doughty seaman, the author tells of Joshua Slocum, the man who single-handed made a trip around the world by nail back in the 1890's.

Slocum's earlier life harkened back to a farm boyhood in Nova Scotia, a career as captain and merchant to the Orient, a fruitful marriage with the perfect wife, Virginia, an Australian by birth, who sailed with him. Her death left him forever lonely, and his second marriage did not alleviate his desolation. It was the Spray, an old boat that he rebuilt in Fairhaven, that became his home, and on his solo world-girdling voyage he took her through the Strait of Magellan. She carried him to Samoa, where he met Fanny Stevenson, to Sydney, where trouble in the shape of Slater, an old enemy from captain days, confronted him, to South Africa, where Kruger talked to him. His book on this adventure was serialized and ran to seventeen printings. Thereafter, the struggling old salt, admired by the Roosevelt boys who sailed with him, turned again seaward in his increasing dependence on the Spray and disassociation from people. At last he sailed out to , a lonely figure who had gained fame, endured notoriety - and accomplished feats on the ocean that were memorable.

There is some of the appeal of the Willis book here, and while there is a middleman the flavor of Slocum is retained.

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