Steven Ujifusa - Barons of the Sea: And Their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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The golden age of the clipper ship ran from roughly 1843 to 1869 and the opening of the Suez Canal. Impelled by the need to maximize profits in the China tea trade, American merchants raced each other to find ways to cut the six-months it took to transport goods to the U.S. In practice this meant they competed with each other to develop the fastest clipper ship. In this fittingly fast-paced and suspenseful tale, Ujifusa, author of A Man and His Ship, brings to life the colorful figures who owned the ships, the visionaries who engineered them, and the gracious vessels themselves, as well as recounting many stories of fortunes won and lost.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
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$29.99
ISBN: 9781476745978
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 17th, 2018

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