Though most eBooks are simple conversions of paper books, “The eNotated Voyage of the Destroyer” is a completely new approach that takes advantage of the potential eBook technology offers to extend and enrich Slocum’s writing in a way that’s convenient to use while still unobtrusive to the reader.
Joshua Slocum, intrepid solo sailor of the “Spray” (see “The eNotated Sailing Alone Around the World”) had earlier, improbable adventures that would have terrified even the saltiest sea dogs. Here, in “The eNotated Voyage of the Destroyer” he tells a harrowing tale of moving a ship from New York to Brazil, facing storms, near sinkings, and pirates — but his colorful story is filled with 19th century sailing terms, geographical references, and idioms that may be lost to the modern reader. Chris Thomerson, lifelong sailor and student of maritime history, provides the background and explanations readers need to thoroughly understand, appreciate, and enjoy Slocum’s yarn by adding expert electronic annotations linked to words and phrases in Slocum’s original text.
Based on the 1894 edition of “The Voyage of the Destroyer,” this eNotated edition extends Slocum’s writing by providing a new layer of information behind the text the reader can access before, during, and after each chapter.
For instance, when Slocum writes, “tell it not to the Marines,” Thomerson explains “Marines were reputed to believe any tale, no matter how embellished or ludicrous.”
If you are going to read Slocum for the first time - or reread him after some years - you will best enjoy and most throughly understand him with this unique eNotated edition.