A Man for All Oceans: Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World
by Grayson, Stan
Slocum is recognized as the first man to sail alone around the world. This new and comprehensive biography, written by a small-boat sailor, draws on previously unknown original source materials and photos. Destined to be the standard work on Joshua Slocum, it reads like an adventure narrative. A fascinating appendix compares Slocum’s "Sailing Alone Around the World" with Thoreau’s "Walden".