Barons of the Sea

This is a book that I never thought I would get through.  Remarkably, I loved it!  I am not a non fiction reader but this book is astounding.  I learned so much about our country, our clipper ships, my New England heritage, especially Newburyport, the Clipper City.

A fascinating, fast-paced history…full of remarkable characters and incredible stories” about the nineteenth-century American dynasties who battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades (Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award-winning author of In the Heart of the Sea