Queens of the Westerns Ocean. The Story of America’s Mail and Passenger Sailing Lines. With a foreword by Chester W. Nimitz.
4to. xxi, 672, (1) pp. Publisher’s full cloth with dust jacket. Tears in dust jacket, otherwise nice.
Kommentar: “This is a book about the American sailing packet ships, the businessmen who conceived them and made or lost fortunes on them, the captains and seamen who drove them through on schedule, and the buoyant spirit of pre-Civil War America which made possible the first real steps toward reliable, comfortable sea travel since the time of Columbus.”