The story of Eleanor Prentiss and how she took the Flying Cloud from New York to San Francisco in record time.My Thoughts: I confess I didn't know anything about Elaenor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud and now I want to know more. This book was a great introduction to her life. I love that her father taught her what he knew about sailing and I'm glad that she married a man who loved the see as much as a she did and let her be herself. The pictures were great; I could almost picture myself on the ship. Author's note was informative and I enjoyed looking at the map. A very well done book.