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Clipper Wars


Clipper Wars

Age of Sail Trilogy - Book Two

by Steve Dahill

Format: Soft Cover

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The world's greatest sailing race shreds the oceans in Clipper Wars’ competition for gold, prominence, and revenge. 


At the height of the California Gold Rush, the Gant and Briggs families race to the death from New York to San Francisco aboard extreme clipper ships, the largest, fastest sailing ships ever built. 


Follows the lives of venal captains, ruthless pirates, and tainted sailors. Calamity and the ultimate prize await the lucky clipper captain who reaches the Golden Gate after a 17,000-mile voyage around treacherous Cape Horn. Which unscrupulous competitors sacrifice everything to win the Clipper Wars.


...I couldn’t put it down... really well written with vivid details into an era and sea setting I knew little about... an enjoyable adventure.

        —    Bruce Gellerman, former NPR reporter, Here & Now Host


Steve Dahill exhibits a remarkable prowess in weaving characters into the intricate tapestry of historical and geographical context. His writing possesses a substantial and robust quality, immersing readers in a tangible and vivid experience, a testament to his skillful storytelling.

        —Maureen Gillis, Development Director, Hull Lifesaving Museum


…I smelled the salt air as I read Steve Dahill's fast-paced, suspenseful, Secrets of the Mary Celeste. Enjoy it by candlelight with a tin cup of grog at your side before it comes to a theatre near you.

        —Dan Shaughnessy - Boston Globe columnist, author, and member of Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.

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