THE book on 18th Century Smuggling. Written by one of the leading authorities on nautical history. It is difficult to pick up a modern nautical adventure series without at some point coming across a plot line that deals with The Smugglers. Whether the hero of the story is for em or again em, the plot lines will be there.
But who were these smugglers? How did they become so successful? How did the Kings Revenue Service try to stop them; and why was it all so important?
E. Keble Chatterton has written the definitive book on this period. Working from old manuscripts, logs and journals, he has reconstructed the details of how it worked-and why it worked the way it did.
Sometimes the Kings cutters chased the smugglers-and sometimes the smugglers (literally) chased the Kings cutters. Either way, it was a wild time in Britains nautical history.
The Fine Art of Smuggling is based on Chattertons 1912 book: Kings Cutters and Smugglers: 1700-1855, and is being reissued here as a Fireship Press Contemporized Classic.T With 33 Illustrations.
Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Fireship Press (March 21, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 1934757195 ISBN-13: 978-1934757192 Shipping Weight: 12 ounces ()