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Captain Slocum's South American sailing adventure
American mariner Joshua Slocum is best remembered for his 1895 solo circumnavigation of the world and the bestselling book, now a classic of sailing literature, that ensued, 'Sailing Alone Around the World'. That epic voyage in the sloop, 'Spray' was not, however, Slocum's first great sailing adventure or the first of them which he recounted in a book. Following the loss of his ship off the coast of South America, Slocum salvaged enough material from the wreckage to build another craft which he and his family sailed through the Caribbean to return to the United States. This brave little 35ft boat was launched on May 13th, 1888 and named 'The Liberdade' to celebrate, on that same day, the abolition of slavery in Brazil. Slocum has rarely been surpassed as a narrator of nautical adventures and the 'Voyage of the Liberdade' is a riveting and essential companion work to 'Sailing Alone around the World'.
Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket.