Commissioned to mark Clarksons' 150th anniversary in 2002, "Mighty Things" traces the development of the world's largest shipbroker through the key individuals who have helped shape it. Through times of boardroom struggle, threat of takeover, spectacular collapse and international achievement, the real story lies with the personalities.
Reviewing the book for Lloyd's List, the well-known shipping writer Michael Grey comments: "Students of the modern shipbroking world will enjoy this book as much for its contrasts as its remarkably frank treatment of recent Clarkson history."......"A beautifully produced, and well-illustrated book, this chronicle of a shipbroking company is a collector's piece."
Sir Alexander Glen, Clarksons' Chairman from 1962 to 1972, has written the foreword. Peter Firth, author of a number of corporate histories, had a substantial grounding in the history of the company before he began to write it, having been associated with Clarksons for over 25 years.