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Author : Steven Ujifusa Pages : 448 pages Publisher : Simon Schuster Language : ISBN-10 : 1476745986 ISBN-13 : 9781476745 985

Barons of the Sea: And Their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship “A fasc inat ing, fast pac ed hist ory …fu ll of rem ark abl e cha ract


ers and incr edi ble stor ies� abo ut the nin ete ent hcen tur y Am eric an dyn asti es wh o bat tled for do min anc e of the tea and opi um tra des (Na tha niel


Phil bric k, Nat ion al Boo k Aw ard win nin g aut hor of In the Hea rt of the Sea ).T her e was a tim e, bac k wh en the Uni ted Sta tes was you


ng and the rob ber bar ons wer e just star ting to co me into thei r ow n, wh en fort une s wer e ma de and lost imp orti ng lux ury goo ds fro m Chi na.


It was a sec reti ve, gla mo rou s, ofte n bru tal bus ine ss —o ne wh ere tea s and silk s and por cela in wer e pur cha sed wit h pro fits fro m the


opi um tra de. But the jou rne y by sea to Ne w Yor k fro m Can ton cou ld tak e six ago nizi ng mo nth s, and so the mo st pre ssin g tec hno logi


cal cha llen ge of the day bec am e ens urin g one ’s goo ds arri ved first to mar ket, so the y mig ht fetc h the hig hes t pric e.“ Wit h the ver se of a


nat ural dra mat ist� (Th e Chr isti an Sci enc e Mo nito r), Ste ven Ujif usa tell s the stor y of a han dful of cutt hro at co mp etit ors wh o rac ed to buil


d the fast est, fine st, mo st pro fita ble clip per shi ps to carr y thei r pre cio us car go to Am eric an sho res. The y wer e visi ona ry, ecc ent ric shi


pbu ilde rs, deb ona ir cap tain s, and soci ally am biti ous mer cha nts wit h na me s like For bes and Del ano —m en wh ose bus ine ss inte rest s too k the


m fro m the cloi ster ed con fine s of Chi na’ s exp atri ate co mm unit ies to the sin city dec ade nce of Gol d Rus hera San Fra ncis co, and fro m the tee


min g hub bub of Eas t Bos ton’ s shi pya rds and to the lavi sh sitti ng roo ms of Ne w Yor k’s Hu dso n Vall ey est ate s.El ega ntly writ ten and met icul


ous ly res ear che d, Bar ons of the Sea is a rive ting tale of inn ova tion and ing enu ity tha t “ta kes the rea der on a rar e and into xica ting jou rne y bac


k in tim e� (Ca ndi ce Mill ard , bes tsel ling aut hor of Her o of the Em pire ), dra win g bac k the curt ain on the ma kin g of so me of the nati on’ s gre


ate st fort une s, and the rise and fall of an allAm eric an ind ustr y as sor did as it was gen teel . Barons of the Sea: And Their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship Get Now https://madbooksxyz.blogspot.com/?book=1476745986

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