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Pictorial History of the America

Pictorial History of the America

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Pictorial History of the America's Cup Races

by Robert Carrick

Intro by Harold S Vanderbilt

A Studio Book, Viking Press, c1964, 1st Edition, 1st printing, 194 pages. GOOD+ Condition Hardcover with GOLD Lettering on Spine and GOOD+ Dust Jacket protected in a Mylar Cover. This book is exlibrary with few usual markings, fep removed, wear to board edges, well repaired endpapers (no tape, binding solid) and light dj wear with some edgewear/chipping. Pages & Binding are NICE & TIGHT!

The 1964 races between, SOVEREIGN and CONSTELLATION for the America's Cup renewed the historic rivalry between England and America that has existed ever since the small schooner America won the race at Cowes in 1851. Competition for the coveted trophy has generated more excitement, controversy, and spectacle than any event in the world of sports. These qualities are dramatically brought to life here through the paintings, prints, and photographs of the ships and people involved in the matches for yachting's most coveted trophy. In this fresh presentation, which includes the 1964 races, the authors give to the vastly increased yachting audience, for the first time, all the vivid pictorial documentation of the classic competition as well as the historical facts.

The story opens with the building of the radically designed America at Brown's Yard in New York and continues with an account of the challenges from 1870 to 1964. Included are the finest pictures: action photographs, spectacular aerial views and intimate close-ups-many by the famous yachting photographers Stanley and Morris Rosenfeld. In his introduction, Harold S. Vanderbilt, skipper of three America's Cup winners, makes some valuable observations on racing developments during recent years. Interesting anecdotes, commentary on changing boat design and racing tactics, and graphic presentation of tactical situations supplement the account of each match. Here is the full sweep of each race -- the beauty of sea, sky, and sail, the moments of gripping tension and heart-warming triumph.

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