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BOOKS Sailing Alone Around the World, by Capt. Joshua Slocum, illus. James E. Mitchell, intro. Moulton H. Farnham (Volvo Penta, S-405 08 Goteborg, Sweden, 1980, 180 pp., 41 + illus., $30). Few Sea History readers will be without a copy of Slocum, the captain of famous square riggers who rebuilt an old sloop to take up a latter-day career of solitary voyaging. Why, then, should anyone consider buying yet another copy of Sailing Alone Around the World? The reason for buying (yet another) Slocum is Mitchell. Jim Mitchell offers forty-one black-and-white illustrations, a full-color dust jacket, and two 4-page pullout endpapers, one with a chart of Slocum's voyage and the other with a large compelling cutaway of Spray's interior plus small sail and deck plans. Because Mitchell is not only a famous marine artist but a fanatical researcher, his illustrations of Spray and her voyage are probably as close as any of us will ever get to visualizing the real thing. When Mitchell gives us a block a certain number of feet out on the boomkin, readers can be sure that there's no guesswork involved: for decades Mitchell has been harassing writers and editors about the imprecision of their texts. Years of study went into the present

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