Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with all external stickers removed. Library stamp on title page has been covered with blank ex libris sticker. Minor wear to book corners and edges. Pages have started to sun. Dust jacket has some light creasing at edges and spine.
A biography of an unprecedented expedition under sail.
The role of the sailor through history should never be underestimated. Over centuries, battles were won, and new lands were discovered and settled by their skills and nerve.
Rob Mundle is back on the ocean to tell one of the great stories of an expedition under sail: the extraordinary eight-month, 17-000-nautical mile voyage of the First Fleet. With customary sweep and swell, Mundle puts you alongside 48-year-old Captain Arthur Phillip on the quarterdeck of the Royal Navy escort, HMS Sirius, as he commands his small armada of 11 ships, carrying over 1420 men, women and children, to the other side of the world.