MONSOON SEAS by Alan J. Villiers


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The Story of the offers romance, adventure and a rich history and Villiers, with his deep interest in things maritime, gives full expression to all its facets. The lovely islands, the early days of sailing and the pageant of its countries, Arabia, Persia and India, throughout the years until foreign intervention, then the coming of the Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, and English, and the vanishing of the wind driven ships for steam fleets and the life lines of commerce. There are ancient argosies here as well as pirates and slavers, pearlers and whalers, the Suez Canal and the effect of air travel and World Wars, and the whole presents a brightly touched picture of an area of interest today. 5th in of the World series.

Pub Date: July 2nd, 1952
ISBN: 1163811734
Publisher: McGraw-Hill