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Barons of the sea : and their race to build the world's fastest clipper ship

Author: Steven Ujifusa
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"There was a time, back when the United States was young and the robber barons were just starting to come into their own, when fortunes were made and lost importing luxury goods from China. It was a secretive, glamorous, often brutal business--one where teas and silks and porcelain were purchased with profits from the opium trade. But the journey by sea back home to New York could take six agonizing months, and so
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Genre/Form: History
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Ujifusa, Steven.
Barons of the sea.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018
(DLC) 2017037569
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Ujifusa
ISBN: 9781476745978 1476745978
OCLC Number: 1000150656
Description: xiv, 427 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: the patriarch --
The Canton Silver Cup --
Breaking into the family --
Opium hostages --
Yankees in Gotham --
Mazeppa and the problem child --
Captain Nat --
Family pressure under sail --
Memnon: Delano's California bet --
Enter Donald McKay --
Grinnell grabs the Flying Cloud --
At the starting line --
Around the world --
Frightful to look aloft: Sovereign of the Seas --
Great Republic --
Hill and river --
Surprise and danger --
Glory of the Seas --
Keeping it in the family.
Responsibility: Steven Ujifusa.

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"By casting new light on major players, Steven Ujifusa has illuminated a long-overlooked facet of the clipper era." - W.H. Bunting, author of Live Yankees: The Sewalls and Their Ships and Sea Struck Read more...

 
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