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Charles Tyng's quarter century under sail took him around the world half a dozen times at the begining of the nineteenth century. Fortunately, he proved to be as natural a storyteller as he was a sailor. Before the Wind has been hailed as a superb contribution to seafaring literature, alongside such books as Two Years Before the Mast and the novels of Patrick O'Brian. Both Tyng's life and the way he recounts his years at sea are full of wonder: He survives shipwrecks, squalls, and pirates. He makes and loses fortunes in tea, sugar, and cotton. He meets Lord Byron as well as the British princess (later queen) Victoria. Sailors, armchair travelers, history buffs, and lovers of pulse-quickening maritime stories will find this book as seductive as the siren song of the sea.

Synopsis:

This memoir of an American sea captain's adventures from 1808-1833 has been hailed as a superb contribution to seafaring literature--one that "no admirer of Americana or sailing ships should miss" ("Atlantic Monthly"). Preface by William LaMoy of the Peabody Essex Museum. Afterward by Thomas Philbrick.

About the Author

Charles Tyng was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in 1801. His voyages took him across the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Caribbean, visiting Cuba, China, Europe, Indonesia and the Sandwich Islands among other ports of call. He died in Rhode Island in 1879.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140291919
Subtitle:
The Memoir of an American Sea Captain, 1808-1833
Author:
Tyng, Charles
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Ship captains
Subject:
Merchant mariners.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
106-15
Publication Date:
20000601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.70x5.02x.54 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This memoir of an American sea captain's adventures from 1808-1833 has been hailed as a superb contribution to seafaring literature--one that "no admirer of Americana or sailing ships should miss" ("Atlantic Monthly"). Preface by William LaMoy of the Peabody Essex Museum. Afterward by Thomas Philbrick.
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