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Captain Nat Herreshoff: The Wizard of Bristol
     

Captain Nat Herreshoff: The Wizard of Bristol

by Francis L. Herreshoff
 

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Nathanael G. Herreshoff was the greatest yacht and marine designer and builder this country has ever produced. He is credited with the introduction of more new devices in the design of boats than any other man, and the great yachts that he designed for the successful defense of the America's Cup caught the imagination of the world. The period of his greatest activity

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Nathanael G. Herreshoff was the greatest yacht and marine designer and builder this country has ever produced. He is credited with the introduction of more new devices in the design of boats than any other man, and the great yachts that he designed for the successful defense of the America's Cup caught the imagination of the world. The period of his greatest activity from 1890 to 1920 was known as "the Herreshoff Era". His career makes one of the most fascinating biographies.

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Yachting Magazine
This is a book that every yachstman with a real interest in his sport will enjoy tremendously.
The Boston Globe
A chatty, homey, well-illustrated biography, making pleasant and informative reading from cover to cover.
Classic Boat
Chatty and accessible, it gives a marvelous insight into the character and influences of one of the world's greatest yacht designers. Illustrated with 50 pages of photographs.
The Ensign
From the first small boats to steam launches, torpedo boats, cup defenders and great yachts of Vanderbilt, Hearst and Morgan, this is a story both surprising and complex.
After reading such a book, you realize it stands out above the rest...the pages teem with human interest, philosophy and accumulated wisdom as secrets of a great master are revealed.
Yachting World
This is a book that every yachstman with a real interest in his sport will enjoy tremendously.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574090048
Publisher:
Sheridan House, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

L. Francis Herreshoff, a great designer in his own right, wrote a fascinating biography of his father. He was also the author of The Compleat Cruiser, one of the enduring classics of American sailing literature.

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