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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Title Not-Withstanding

Christopher Pastore's Temple to the Wind : The Story of America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Masterpiece, Reliance is an excellent book on a subject that has been written about by many. Despite the somewhat etherial title this newest book on Nathanial Herreshoff solidly details the advances in naval architecture and culture that are Herreshoff's great achievements.

"Temple to the Wind is an intriguing study of the legendary Captain Nat, his colleagues, his competitors and the designs he crafted leading up to the largest of them all, Reliance. In the process, author Chris Pastore has compiled a revealing image of yacht racing for the America's Cup as it existed a century and more ago." --John Burnham, editor, Sailing World

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