Villiers, Alan - THE WAR WITH CAPE HORN
Villiers, Alan. THE WAR WITH CAPE HORN. London, 1971, Hodder and Stoughton, First U.K. Edition. 338 pp. Six maps, 74 illustrations. Readers glean a vivid picture of life on board great square riggers plying the toughest trade route, westwards round the Horn in winter. Enhanced by many historic photos, Villiers' book illustrates traditions and skills prevailing among sailors well into 20th century. Bravery beyond commerce. DJ, Near Fine.