Review of Barons of the Sea

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It tells the story of how American clipper ships—the fastest ships on the ocean—made obscenely huge fortunes for their owners using money from the opium trade to buy luxury goods in China—silks, teas, and porcelain—and sell them in America.

Review of The Secret Token

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Every attempt at solving this purported mystery—and every possible solution—is debunked, which makes me conclude that there is no real mystery at all, just a theoretical mystery that’s been kept alive through mythology, faked history, and fanatics.