Few sailing ships over the last 500 years have excited so much interest as the clippers. They hey-day lasted from the discovery of gold in California in 1849 until the opening of the Suez Canal twenty years later.
This book concentrates on the ships of the two principal rival nations - Britain and America - built during a period of intense competition in the 1850s.
Celebrated maritime historian David MacGregor wrote a great number of books around all classes of ships built in the nineteenth century. The David MacGregor library in the Brunel Institute at the SS Great Britain is named in his honour.
Publisher: Conway Maritime Press