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The Last Grain Race (Travel Literature)

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In 1938, and eighteen year-old boy signed on for the round trip from Europe to Australia in the last commercial sailing fleet to make that formidable journey. The four-masted barque Moshulu ended up as a dockside restaurant in Philadelphia; the young apprentice went on to become one of the greatest travel writers of this century. The Last Grain Race is Eric Newby's spellbinding account of this time spent on the Moshulu's last voyage in the Australian grain trade.

As always, Eric Newby's sharp eye for detail captures the hardships, danger, squabbles, companionship and sheer joy of shipboard life - bedbugs, ferocious storms, eccentric Finnish crew and all. By pure chance, Eric witnesses the passing of the era of a sail, and his take is all the more significant for being the last of its kind.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781741795264
Publisher:
Lonely Planet
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Author:
Newby, Eric
Author:
<B>Who We Are</B><BR>At Lonely Planet
Subject:
Seafaring life
Subject:
Moshulu (Ship)
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Travel Literature
Series:
Lonely Planet Journeys
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
197 x 128 mm

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