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American traveler : the life and adventures of John Ledyard, the man who dreamed of walking the world

Author: James Zug
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Called a "man of genius" by his close friend Thomas Jefferson, John Ledyard lived, by any standard, a remarkable life. In his thirty-eight years, he accompanied Captain Cook on his last voyage; befriended Jefferson, Lafayette, and Tom Paine in Paris; was the first American citizen to see Alaska, Hawaii, and the west coast of America; and set out to find the source of the Niger by traveling from Cairo across the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: John Ledyard; John Ledyard; John Ledyard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Zug
ISBN: 0465094058 9780465094059
OCLC Number: 58749572
Description: xviii, 286 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Ocean's Briny Waves-A Connecticut Childhood --
Saucy Enough-Dartmouth --
Before the Mast-A Sailor and a Marine --
Their Native Courage-Shipping with Captain Cook --
Dancing Through Life-Polynesia --
Soothed a Homesick Heart-The Search for the Northwest Passage --
Grief on Every Countenance-Death on the Beach --
Not Short of Mutiny-Coming Home --
Crooked Billet-Chasing the Fur Trade --
Bought for a Bagatelle-An American in Paris --
More Shirts than Shillings-Walking the World --
Double Relish-Siberia --
Common Flag of Humanity-Banished --
I Go Alone-Grand Cairo.
Responsibility: James Zug.
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The astounding story of the eighteenth-century New Englander who traveled farther on four continents than anyone else in his day and who pioneered an American archetype: the restless explorer.  Read more...

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