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Product Details

  • Series: Northeastern Classics Edition
  • Paperback: 433 pages
  • Publisher: Northeastern; Northeastern classics ed edition (November 30, 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0930350049
  • ISBN-13: 978-0930350048
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,120,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 6, 2001
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One of the most fascinating accounts of sailing, history and economics I've ever encountered, this book is a must if you have an interest in the great age of sail.
Certainly more than a dry recounting of historical events, Morrison helps you understand the passions, motivation and impact on the economic development of the western world of those who came and went from Boston and other East coast ports in the early to mid-1800's.
The last two chapters, in particular were absolutely rivetting. The era of the clipper ships was not only amazingly brief, but possibly one of the biggest catalysts for economic change in the 19th century. In particular, the extremely detailed description of the activities on the deck of a huge clipper moving into a berthing at a Boston pier, completely through the skill of the experienced captain literally moved me to tears. Understanding the pride of a seaman in presenting the best face of his ship and crew to the watching throngs on shore is something that any sailor can readily identify with.
You'll find it a very rewarding read.
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By Andy on May 5, 2014
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This is the only book (or anything) that I've five-starred. It is such a fun, engrossing, educated read. I read the Kindle version but it was not structured well (misplaced footnotes, oddly contorted pictures), and so I bought the printed version. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone who can recite the abcs. I'm prejudiced. Reading the book predjudiced me totally in Morison's favor. (Although his book on Perry is also a great (though 4 star) read.)
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More than a regional history book, The Maritime History of Massachusetts 1783-1860 is a testament to the beauty of well-written historical prose. Before McCullough, there was Morison. And for those who would like a shorter, more episodic introduction to the master of nautical history than either his Columbus or World War II volumes could offer, this is your book. Read it, and enjoy!
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A detailed and interesting overview of how small towns and villages built the ships that traded throughout the world and brought great wealth to Massachusetts in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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A delightful history with a different take on the War of 1812. There are many gems waiting to be plucked from this engaging history.
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