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The Running of the Tide

The Running of the Tide By Esther Forbes The Running of the Tide The period of Salem s splendor as home port of the new era of American shipping is given full portraiture in this vigorous story of the Inmans the grandmother Old Ma am dominating and controlling

  • Title: The Running of the Tide
  • Author: Esther Forbes
  • ISBN: 9780395076972
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Running of the Tide By Esther Forbes The period of Salem s splendor, as home port of the new era of American shipping, is given full portraiture in this vigorous story of the Inmans the grandmother, Old Ma am, dominating and controlling the family fortunes, her daughter in law, and the four grandsons, Dash, temporarily penalized for losing his ship, Liz , grown to captain s estate, but shipping as firsThe period of Salem s splendor, as home port of the new era of American shipping, is given full portraiture in this vigorous story of the Inmans the grandmother, Old Ma am, dominating and controlling the family fortunes, her daughter in law, and the four grandsons, Dash, temporarily penalized for losing his ship, Liz , grown to captain s estate, but shipping as first mate on the new Victrix, Tom, off at sea when the story opens, and Peter, not strong enough to follow in the family footsteps A grand tale of men and ships and of the women they loved and of twisted loyalties and cowardice mistaken for honor, but a tale overlong and overburdened in the telling The minutiae of life in the days of Jefferson s embargo and Madison s war of the women who waited at home and the men who were rootless ashore of Peter s quixotic shouldering of his brother Dash s brief interlude of romance, in order to save him for Polly, who had an eye on the main chance and worshiped only one person, herself Good Americana.
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    1. Linda on said:

      This is the story of the Inman family of Salem, MA, owners and managers of a fleet of sailing ships that travel the world to trade at foreign ports There is rivalry between the four brothers in the family over their women as well as over the ships and who might be captain of which ship This is a good romance of sea faring and life in the early 1800 s Esther Forbes was an accomplished historian who wrote the Newbery Award winner, Johnny Tremain, as well as adult historical fiction and Paul Revere [...]

    2. Linda on said:

      Revived my love for historical fiction The author realistically developed the characters and brought era to life Story really held my interest almost to the end, then I believe it waned but then that must have been intentional as the entire era and lives just kind of drifted away Really glad to have read the book was acquired by my mother in the 40 s I believe it was a Book of the Month Club selection Don t know if she ever read it, do remember asking her about it when I was a teen and she was n [...]

    3. Koen Kop on said:

      A moderately well written romantic tale, a bit lengthy here and there Very much lacking in both political and social historical insight two hours of reading up on the history of the United States around 1800 in e.g the 1812 15 war with Britain, privateering, Thomas Jefferson taught me way than the over six hundred pages of this historical novel.

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