Boating Publications Praise The New 'Sailing Alone Around The World'

Slocum?s nautical masterpiece comes to life with annotations that shine a whole new light on the classic tale.

Bibliophiles and thrill-seekers alike know Joshua Slocum?s ?Sailing Alone Around the World? as a classic tale of determination and the triumph of the spirit. Both sailors and lovers of adventure the world over have enjoyed this engrossing tale of a man who sails around the world alone in a small wooden sailboat built with his own hands.

Now, Slocum?s masterwork has been updated for today?s generation of adventurers in ?The Annotated Sailing Alone Around The World,? annotated by Rod Scher. Sailing publications and lovers of literature alike have heaped resounding praise on Scher?s contribution to this seminal classic.

Living Abroad says ?...the annotator of this edition has added a massive amount of new and fascinating material. Every page is flanked by a sidebar containing illustrations, footnotes, definitions, elaborations, and anecdotes drawn from Slocum's time. For those to whom Slocum's salty language is somewhat mysterious, these additions will prove invaluable in understanding his narrative.?

Sea History writes, "From the very first page I was transfixed. Rod Scher has transformed the material with information about oceanography, geography, sailing explanations, and history so that a reader is transported back to that era. He provides thorough foundation for better understanding exactly what it meant to sail around the world in the late 1800s. He has given the reader both context and depth that greatly enhances one?s enjoyment of the material and makes Slocum?s story accessible to a larger audience."

Slocum?s ?Sailing Alone? has been hailed for its spirit, elegance, wit and style, and this annotated edition complements Slocum?s masterpiece by providing commentary that makes ?Sailing Alone? even more accessible to today?s readers. Along with his contextual explanations and references, Scher has also added fascinating ?In the News? sidebars throughout the text, which help bring to life the historical events surrounding the narrative.

Discover the tome that the New Yorker called ?A classic book. . . . Slocum?s writing is as elegant as his thirty-seven-foot sloop.? Published by Sheridan House, ?The Annotated Sailing Alone Around The World? is available in bookstores nationwide and from online booksellers. Visit the book?s website at:

About the Authors:
Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail alone around the world. It was a feat that made him the ?patron saint? of small boat sailors everywhere. His voyage, retold in ?Sailing Alone Around the World,? took place from 1895 to 1898. It made Slocum and his little boat SPRAY forever famous.

Rod Scher received his M.Ed. from the University of Oregon. A longtime boating enthusiast, writer, and former English teacher, he is currently VP of Technology for, where he spends much of his time developing educational software while plotting ways to get back out on the water. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.


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