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Captain "Hell Roaring" Mike Healy : from American slave to Arctic hero

Author: Dennis L Noble; Truman R Strobridge
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2009.
Series: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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This biography of Captain Michael A. Healy (1839-1904) traces his life and career in the US Revenue Cutter Service, from his childhood, when his parents sent him north to escape slavery, to passing for white and becoming a sailor. The authors describe how, as a captain in the Cutter Service in Alaska and the Pacific, he enforced federal laws, provided search and rescue for sailors, brought medical aid to isolated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Michael A Healy; Michael A Healy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis L Noble; Truman R Strobridge
ISBN: 9780813033686 0813033683
OCLC Number: 312445296
Description: xx, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Georgia plantation --
Down to the sea --
Love and the sailor --
Eastern interlude --
Healy's polar passion --
Cannons, expeditions, shipwrecks, and reindeer --
The captain and the immortal Bear --
"Monster Healy" --
The czar of the North --
"I steer by no man's compass but my own" --
"A desperate and dangerous man" --
Epilogue --
Appendix 1: Important dates in the life of Capt. Michael A. Healy --
Appendix 2: The family of Michael Augustine Healy --
Appendix 3: Charges brought against Capt. Michael A. Healy in 1896 trial.
Series Title: New perspectives on maritime history and nautical archaeology.
Responsibility: Dennis L. Noble and Truman R. Strobridge ; foreword by Gene Allen Smith and James C. Bradford.

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This biography of Captain Michael A. Healy (1839-1904) traces his life and career in the US Revenue Cutter Service, from his childhood, when his parents sent him north to escape slavery, to passing for white and becoming a sailor. The authors describe how, as a captain in the Cutter Service in Alaska and the Pacific, he enforced federal laws, provided search and rescue for sailors, brought medical aid to isolated villages, and was concerned for the fate of Eskimos. They also provide a general overview of the US Revenue Cutter Service. Healy gained a reputation as hard-drinking, which led to one of two trials for drunkenness and other charges. Noble, a writer who has served in the US Coast Guard, has a Ph. D. in history. Strobridge has been a historian for several government agencies. Annotation ♭2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

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Hot off the press, the biography of Captain Michael Augustine Healy entitled Captain “Hell Roaring Healy: From Slave to Arctic Hero, inspires both seafaring men.  The authors, Dennis Noble and Truman Strobridge seek to exult the great American leader and pioneer of the modern day...
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