skip to content
Captain Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : English
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
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...
Rating:

based on 1 rating(s) 1 with a review

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Michael A Healy
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis L Noble; Truman R Strobridge
ISBN: 9780813033686 0813033683
OCLC Number: 312445296
Description: xx, 326 p. : ill., 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.

Abstract:

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).

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

WorldCat User Reviews (1)

Bringing Legend to Life

by lgmonks (WorldCat user published 2010-04-23) Good Permalink


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...
Read more...  Read more...

  • Was this review helpful to you?
  •   
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/312445296>
library:oclcnum"312445296"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/312445296>
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Organization
schema:name"United States. Revenue-Cutter Service"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Healy, Michael A., 1839-1904"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:author
schema:contributor
schema:copyrightYear"2009"
schema:datePublished"2009"
schema:description"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."
schema:description"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)."
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/191258683>
schema:genre"History"
schema:genre"Biography"
schema:genre"Case studies"
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Captain "Hell Roaring" Mike Healy : from American slave to Arctic hero"
schema:numberOfPages"326"
schema:publisher
rdf:typeschema:Organization
schema:name"University Press of Florida"
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.