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The Last Grain Race


Συγγραφέας: Newby Eric
Εκδότης: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007597833
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 352
Διαστάσεις: 20x3x13
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Last Grain Race"

An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last 'grain race' of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby. In 1939, a young Eric Newby - later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent - set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe. Every year from 1921 to 1939, the vessels involved in the grain trade would strive to find the shortest, fastest passage home - 'the grain race' - in the face of turbulent seas, atrocious weather conditions and hard graft. First published in 1956, 'The Last Grain Race', featuring many photographs from the author's personal collection, celebrates both the spirit of adventure and the thrill of sailing on the high seas. Newby's first-hand account - engaging and informative, with frequent bursts of humour and witty observations from both above and below deck - chronicles this classic sailing voyage of the Twenties and Thirties, and records the last grain race of maritime history.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Newby Eric
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9780007597833
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 06/11/2014
Εκδότης: HarperCollins Publishers
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 352
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 270 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x3x13 cm

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