by Steve Ujifusa is a thorough account of the 19th century shipping industry in America. Ujifusa discusses the innovation of the clipper ship era from the perspective of several compelling key players, including Warren Delano II and has the historical merit of a textbook and the narrative ease of a novel. Occasionally funny and always richly detailed, this book paints a comprehensive portrait of an American era all but forgotten in the days of next-day delivery. Published by Simon and Schuster $29.95

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