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The Resource Barons of the sea : and their race to build the world's fastest clipper ship, Steven Ujifusa

Barons of the sea : and their race to build the world's fastest clipper ship, Steven Ujifusa

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Barons of the sea : and their race to build the world's fastest clipper ship
Title
Barons of the sea
Title remainder
and their race to build the world's fastest clipper ship
Statement of responsibility
Steven Ujifusa
Title variation
Barons of the sea
Title variation remainder
and their race to build the worlds fastest clipper ship
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There was a time, back when the United States was young and the robber barons were just starting to come into their own, when fortunes were made and lost importing luxury goods from China. It was a secretive, glamorous, often brutal business--one where teas and silks and porcelain were purchased with profits from the opium trade. But the journey by sea back home to New York could take six agonizing months, and so the most pressing technological challenge of the day became ensuring one's goods arrived first to market, so they might fetch the highest price--making their sellers some of the first millionaires. Barons of the Sea tells the story of a handful of cutthroat competitors who raced to build the fastest, finest, most profitable clipper ships to carry their precious cargo to American shores. They were visionary, eccentric shipbuilders, debonair captains, and socially ambitious merchants with names like Forbes and Delano--men whose business interests took them from the cloistered confines of China's expatriate communities to the sin-city decadence of Gold Rush-era San Francisco and from the teeming hubbub of East Boston's shipyards and to the lavish sitting rooms of New Yorks Hudson Valley estates. Elegantly written and meticulously researched, Barons of the Sea is a riveting tale of innovation and ingenuity that draws back the curtain on the making of some of the nation's greatest fortunes, and the rise and fall of an all-American industry as sordid as it was genteel"--Dust jacket
Summary
Describes the competition between merchants who imported luxury goods from China during the 1800s and their cutthroat race to build the best, fastest and most profitable clipper ships to promote their genteel, but sordid business
Writing style
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10680803
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ujifusa, Steven
Dewey number
387.5/4092273
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
VM23
LC item number
.U37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Clipper ships
  • Merchant marine
  • Shipping
Target audience
adult
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and their race to build the world's fastest clipper ship
Label
Barons of the sea : and their race to build the world's fastest clipper ship, Steven Ujifusa
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-400) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the patriarch -- The Canton Silver Cup -- Breaking into the family -- Opium hostages -- Yankees in Gotham -- Mazeppa and the problem child -- Captain Nat -- Family pressure under sail -- Memnon : Delano's California bet -- Enter Donald McKay -- Grinnell grabs the Flying Cloud -- At the starting line -- Around the world -- Frightful to look aloft : Sovereign of the Seas -- Great Republic -- Hill and river -- Surprise and danger -- Glory of the Seas -- Keeping it in the family
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 427 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476745978
Lccn
2017037340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • on1000150656
  • (OCoLC)1000150656
Label
Barons of the sea : and their race to build the world's fastest clipper ship, Steven Ujifusa
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the patriarch -- The Canton Silver Cup -- Breaking into the family -- Opium hostages -- Yankees in Gotham -- Mazeppa and the problem child -- Captain Nat -- Family pressure under sail -- Memnon : Delano's California bet -- Enter Donald McKay -- Grinnell grabs the Flying Cloud -- At the starting line -- Around the world -- Frightful to look aloft : Sovereign of the Seas -- Great Republic -- Hill and river -- Surprise and danger -- Glory of the Seas -- Keeping it in the family
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 427 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476745978
Lccn
2017037340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • on1000150656
  • (OCoLC)1000150656

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