Before the Wind : The Memoir of an American Sea Captain, 1808-1833. penguin pb


TYNG, Charles. Before the Wind : The Memoir of an American Sea Captain, 1808-1833. Edited by Susan Fels. Preface by William T. LaMoy. Afterword by Thomas Philbrick. (New York): Penguin, (2000). Pp 270, including portrait frontispiece. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers with orange spine. "From mermaids to mutinies, the life of Charles Tyne was a nonstop adventure as the nineteenth century operned. His quarter century under sail took him around theworld half a dozen times. [...] Both Tyng's life and the way her recounts his years at sea are full of wonder: at thirteen he takes his first voyage to China, where he wanders into dark opium dens. He survives shipwrecks, squalls, and pirates. He makes and loses fortunes in tea, sugar, and cotton."- from the rear cover. Very good. 10.00

Title: Before the Wind : The Memoir of an American Sea Captain, 1808-1833. penguin pb

Author Name: TYNG, Charles. FELS, Susan (Edited By) LaMOY, William T. (Preface By) PHILBRICK, Thomas (Afterword By)

Categories: 79,

Publisher: Penguin, New York, 2000, ISBN:0140291911:

Seller ID: 60800

Keywords: NAUTICAL BIOGRAPHY UNITED STATES MERCANTILE SAIL NEW ENGLAND,