The American Clipper Ship, 1845–1920: A Comprehensive History, with a Listing of Builders and Their Ships by Glenn A. Knoblock
English | February 10th, 2014 | ASIN: B00ICS7O60, ISBN: 0786471123 | 510 pages | EPUB | 24.65 MB
This work offers a new and comprehensive account of the fastest and most beautiful sailing ships ever built. It explores the quest for speed on the seas from the early 1800s through the fast-paced times of the 1850s spurred on by the California Gold Rush of 1849. Not only are the career details of such noted ships as the Flying Cloud and Challenge discussed in detail, but they are also put in context with the times in which they operated.