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Sailing Ship Elissa

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New in paperback with a new preface

"Bixel's research is thorough and her writing style is engaging. This book will be of interest to both maritime historians and historic preservationists. . . . a welcome addition to the growing literature on Texas maritime history."-Southwestern Historical Quarterly

" . . . a heartening story, well-illustrated with photos."-Houston Chronicle

"Her story is beautifully told in words and pictures . . ."-Austin American-Statesman

" . . . recommended both as an outstanding ...

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Overview

New in paperback with a new preface

"Bixel's research is thorough and her writing style is engaging. This book will be of interest to both maritime historians and historic preservationists. . . . a welcome addition to the growing literature on Texas maritime history."-Southwestern Historical Quarterly

" . . . a heartening story, well-illustrated with photos."-Houston Chronicle

"Her story is beautifully told in words and pictures . . ."-Austin American-Statesman

" . . . recommended both as an outstanding book-to-remember-her-by and as a surprisingly complete account of a quirky aspect of maritime history."-Review of Texas Books

"This richly illustrated and authentic account of the ship's long career is fully worthy of its subject, and makes a heartlifting good read."-Sea History

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Editorial Reviews

Houston Chronicle
“ . . . a heartening story, well-illustrated with photos.” —Houston Chronicle
Sea History
“This richly illustrated and authentic account of the ship’s long career is fully worthy of its subject, and makes a heartlifting good read.” —Sea History
Texas Illustrated Magazine
"Lively, interesting text." —Texas Illustrated Magazine
Austin American-Statesman
“Her story is beautifully told in words and pictures in Sailing Ship Elissa by Patricia Bellis Bixel with Jim Cruz, the book’s photography editor.” —Austin American-Statesman
Review of Texas Books
“Bixel’s beautifully written coffee-table book . . . Bixel knows her stuff . . . Recommended both as an outstanding book-to-remember-her-by and as a surprising complete account of a quirky aspect of maritime history.” —Review of Texas Books
Northern Mariner
"A very worthwhile addition to one’s maritime library." —Northern Mariner
Curtain Call
"A remarkable story well told by Patricia Bellis Bixel . . . Bixel is exceptionally well-qualified to write the history of the tall ship and its rescue and restoration." —Curtain Call
Southwestern Historical Quarterly
“Bixel’s research is thorough and her writing style is engaging. This book will be of interest to both maritime historians and historic preservationists. Elissa’s story is well researched and presented. This book is handsomely illustrated. It contains original images of the Elissa as well as more recent photographs of her under restoration and triumphantly restored and sailing. Sailing Ship Elissa is a welcome addition to the growing literature on Texas maritime history.” —Southwestern Historical Quarterly
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Meet the Author

PATRICIA BELLIS BIXEL is currently an associate professor of history at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. JIM CRUZ, a freelance professional photographer, was a member of the Elissa crew for many years.

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