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An edition of The Last Grain Race (1956)

The last grain race

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Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
Pages
251

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An engaging and informative first-hand account of the last 'grain race' of maritime history, from respected travel writer Eric Newby. In 1938, a young Eric Newby - later renowned as a travel writer of exceptional talent - set sail aboard Moshulu, the largest sailing ship still employed in the transportation of grain from Australia to Europe. Every year from 1921 to 1939, the vessels involved in the grain trade would strive to find the shortest, fastest passage home - 'the grain race' - in the face of turbulent seas, atrocious weather conditions and hard graft. First published in 1956, 'The Last Grain Race', featuring many photographs from the author's personal collection, celebrates both the spirit of adventure and the thrill of sailing on the high seas. Newby's first-hand account - engaging and informative, with frequent bursts of humour and witty observations from both above and below deck - chronicles this classic sailing voyage of the Twenties and Thirties, and records the last grain race of maritime history.

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Cover of: The Last Grain Race
The Last Grain Race
March 1999, Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Last Grain Race
The Last Grain Race
January 2, 1992, Books on Tape, Inc.
Audio Cassette
Cover of: The last grain race
The last grain race
1986, Penguin Books
in English
Cover of: The Last Grain Race
The Last Grain Race
December 1979, Secker & Warburg
Cover of: The Last Grain Race
Cover of: The Last Grain Race
The Last Grain Race
October 12, 1971, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: The last grain race.
The last grain race.
1968, Hart-Davis
in English
Cover of: The Last Grain Race
The Last Grain Race
1956, Secker & Warburg
Hardback in dark blue cloth, title in silver on pale blue blocking with pictorial dust wrapper in English
Cover of: The last grain race.
The last grain race.
1956, Houghton Mifflin
in English

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New York, N.Y., U.S.A

Edition Notes

Reprint. Originally published: Secker & Warburg, 1956.

Series
Penguin travel library

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
910.4/5
Library of Congress
G540 .N448 1986

The Physical Object

Pagination
251 p. ;
Number of pages
251

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2719024M
Internet Archive
lastgrainrace00newb
ISBN 10
0140095713
LCCN
86012323
Library Thing
557415
Goodreads
1196088

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