|In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking performance.
With over 200 gorgeous paintings and illustrations, and thrilling descriptions of the adventures and races on the water, this beautiful book brings the era vividly to life.
First-hand accounts, newspaper reports and log entries add fascinating eyewitness detail, whilst the stunning images show how the designs of these thoroughbreds developed over the years.
A wonderful read and worthy celebration of these racehorses of the sea.
Author: Sam Jefferson
Title: Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail: Races and Rivalries on the Nineteenth Century High Seas
First Published by: Adlard Coles
Date: 9 October 2014