America's Victory: The Heroic Story of a Team of Ordinary Americans--And How They Won the Greatest Yacht Race Ever

Version: Unabridged
Author: David W. Shaw
Narrator: Patrick Cullen
Genres: Sports & Recreation
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: January 2004
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 41 minutes
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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 the America's Cup, but it is also the story of a victory and the American spirit that bravely lives on today.

Reviews (1)

America's Victory

Written by Deborah Garrity on February 20th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

It is a terrific book. Even as a sailor I never knew the "backstage" happenings of the cup race. You feel as if your along for the ride.

Author Details

Author Details

Shaw, David W.

A journalist for nearly twenty years, David W. Shaw has written extensively about nineteenth-century American history in four of his previous books. His most recent is "America's Victory, " a riveting account of the world's most famous yacht race in 1851. Shaw's expertise as a sailor and his in-depth knowledge of the Civil War make him ideally suited to tell the story of Confederate raider Charles W. Read and his infamous voyage of 1863. Shaw has contributed articles to numerous publications, including "The New York Times, Sail, Entrepreneur, Cruising World, Woman's World, " and "New Jersey Mo