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An interesting preface to this book by Commodore Arthur Curtiss James tells how he took the guests around the world in his yacht Aloha, thus fulfilling a dream of years, unfulfilled with previous vessels. Among the guests was Dr. Karl Vogel, who kept a daily diary of the progress of the trip, charting the position of the yacht and the distance covered each day. His book is distinctly one for other enthusiastic yachtsmen, for he gives fully all those points that are most likely to interest the sailor rather than the tourist. The trip proceeded leisurely; the days were spent in the usual mild amusements indulged in on such vessels. From the standpoint of the reader, the book would be greatly improved by condensation and the elimination of repetition and nonessential details. It would then lose, however, in representing a good record of the trip for those who took part
Aloha Around the World. JAMA. 1923;80(12):871. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640390059033
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