David W. Shaw
Publisher: Sheridan House (April 1, 2004)
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The America's Cup is the oldest foreign trophy in aggressive activities, but few understand the inspirational tale of the committed seamen in the back of the unique ancient race. In 1850, a super younger boat clothier struck a poor take care of the hot York Yacht membership: he might try and construct them the world's quickest boat, yet he may obtain no cost except the vessel emerged successful on the nice Exhibition in England. With its progressive layout and extraordinary attractiveness, the yacht the United States must beat fourteen of the easiest boats that Britain - the world's maximum maritime kingdom - may perhaps deliver to the road. It appeared an very unlikely activity. but America's small, not likely crew of humble, hardworking males confronted the may and conceitedness not just in their British opponents, but in addition their very own backers, and completed the unthinkable. not anyone has ever chronicled the race from the point of view of the boys who designed and sailed the plucky boat the USA. during his learn, writer David W. Shaw chanced on many letters and notes written by means of the workforce, imbuing his compelling narrative with a vibrant old realism. He areas readers squarely on board because the race's lone American competitor crosses the end line first whereas Queen Victoria and Prince Albert glance on amid cheering crowds. America's Victory is an grand account of a very important turning aspect within the progress of a tender nation's self assurance.