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Title:
John Barry : an American hero in the Age of Sail
Author:
McGrath, Tim, 1951-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Yardley, Pa. : Westholme, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xv, 621 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Summary:
Brave and ambitious, Barry ascended the ratlines to become a successful merchant captain at a young age, commanding the most prestigious ship in the colonies. During the War for Independence, he faced down broadsides, mutinies, and even a fleet of icebergs. With peace came a historic voyage to China, where Barry helped open trade with that reclusive empire.
General Note:
Includes maps on lining papers.
Language:
English
Contents:
Out of Ireland -- Storms -- The Lexington -- Battle -- Independence -- Low tide -- Vindication -- The Raleigh -- Privateer and judge -- Mutiny -- Atalanta and Trepassey -- Refitting -- Shoals -- The Alliance -- In irons -- The Asia -- The China trade -- First among captains -- The United States -- Quasi-war -- Crossing the bar.
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ISBN:
9781594161049
Format :
Book