The Way of a Ship
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The Way of a Ship : A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail

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When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined: a treacherous, white-knuckle passage around that notorious "graveyard of ships," Cape Horn.

A century later, Derek Lundy, author of the bestselling Godforsaken Sea and an accomplished amateur seaman himself, set out to recount his forebear's journey. The Way of a Ship is a mesmerizing account of life on board a square-rigger, a remarkable reconstruction of a harrowing voyage through the most dangerous waters. Derek Lundy's masterful account evokes the excitement, romance, and brutality of a bygone era -- "a fantastic ride through one of the greatest moments in the history of adventure" (Seattle Times).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 152.4 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 589.67g
  • New York, NY, Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060935375
  • 9780060935375

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"A tribute to the seamen of the Age of Sail." -- Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World "A tribute to the seamen of the Age of Sail."--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World "The wealth and authority of this book make it a worthy companion to the very best histories on seafaring."--Sunday Times (London) A tribute to the seamen of the Age of Sail. --Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World" The wealth and authority of this book make it a worthy companion to the very best histories on seafaring. --Sunday Times (London)"
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110 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
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4 46% (51)
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2 2% (2)
1 1% (1)
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