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The Cruise of the Snark

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Jack London writes about his own voyage across the Pacific in the Snark. Knowing little of navigation, he set out from San Francisco to Polynesia and ... Show synopsis

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Rediscovering Jack London

by bookclubmember on Apr 2, 2010

Jack London was my first favorite adult author when I was growing up, so when my Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Book Club suggested his cruising adventure I gladly agreed. I'd forotten how good his descriptions were, and enjoyed his dry wit as he faced trying, dangerous situations. What began as a round the world adventure ended up as an unhealthy ordeal in the South Pacific. I'm glad I had the opportunity to read, and discuss this sailing adventure. It is a classic on par with Slocum's "Sailing Alone Around the World".

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