The extraordinary accomplishments of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff led one to wonder how he did so much so well, and how he viewed the importance and satisfaction of his unparalleled record... Aside from his private diaries and revealing correspondence with author W.P. Stephens, Nat Herreshoff wrote rarely either for publication or even for introspection. This volume joins in on compendium all that is available from the record. The fascination of this read goes beyond the facts revealed and techniques indicated to appreciation of the makeup of the “Wizard of Bristol.” Just as in life Captain Nat was precise, efficient and practical, his writings are precise, brief and direct. Of all the impressions indicated herein, the dominant value is insight to the clarity and directness of a genius working without distraction of fact or mind.
-Halsey C. Herreshoff