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Publisher Description

This is of more specialized interest than Lewis's other books (Silver Kings, The Big Four etc.).

This book draws from contemporary material in what was a most articulate migration for a portrayal of life aboard the coast bound steamers of 100 years ago. From the exuberant exodus to the voyage of many days; the initial seasickness, the latter boredom -- and diversions to combat it; the dangers of storm and shipwreck; of scurvy, cholera and yellow fever, which spread more quickly because of crowded conditions; of stops ashore and the Panama crossing; of women passengers -- marriage bound; of the costs of the trip; of the arrival and first impressions...

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2013
May 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Read Books Ltd.
SELLER
READ BOOKS LTD
SIZE
6.4
MB

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