America's victory: the heroic story of a team of ordinary Americans-- and how they won the greatest yacht race ever
Set against the backdrop of the first world's fair in London, America's Victory takes listeners into a world rich in adventure and history in an unforgettable story of skill, daring, and honor at the heart of our national identity.
In 1850, a brilliant young boat designer and an unlikely team of humble, hard working men faced the might and arrogance of the British empire in a yacht race for The Great Exhibition in England. Revolutionary in design and strikingly beautiful, the schooner America set sail against the world's greatest maritime nation.
This is an account of an amazing feat accomplished long ago at the turning point in the growth of a young nation's confidence, but it is also the story of a victory of the American spirit that bravely lives on today.
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|author||Shaw, David W., 1961-|
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|display_description||Begins in 1850 when the New York Yacht Club struck a deal with a brilliant young boat designer to design a boat that would be the fastest in the world and win The Great Exhibition in England or the designer would not be paid his fee.|
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Yacht racing -- History -- 19th century
|title_display||America's victory : the heroic story of a team of ordinary Americans, and how they won the greatest yacht race ever|
|title_full||America's victory : the heroic story of a team of ordinary Americans, and how they won the greatest yacht race ever / David W. Shaw|
America's victory : the heroic story of a team of ordinary Americans-- and how they won the greatest yacht race ever [electronic resource] / David W. Shaw
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