Atlantic: The Last Great Race of Princes
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Atlantic: The Last Great Race of Princes

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"Atlantic is a stirring story that illuminates a magical period in our maritime history. Scott Cookman weaves the compelling plot in a manner that will fascinate both the landlubber and the sailor alike. The schooner Atlantic's transatlantic racing record has remained unbeaten for nearly a century-and the story behind the race makes that achieve...more
Hardcover, 298 pages
Published April 15th 2002 by John Wiley & Sons (first published March 29th 2002)
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Admittedly, I skimmed some sections of this book, as it was super-dense, and I needed to finish it before book group. But, it was fascinating, detailed, and will be worth a second reading at some point.

I'd like to give it 3 1/2 stars... not because it was bad, but at times I was just weighed down by the amount of sailing detail, some of which I didn't understand. But, the history is fascinating.
An absorbing description of 1905 trans-Atlantic yacht race sponsored by Kaiser Wilhelm II (the German Emperor) to distract world from attrocities in Namibia, which was then a German colony.. Good at putting elite sports in context
In my permanent collection. Historically fascinating and a page-turner for anyone who loves sailing.
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