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John Barry : an American hero in the Age of Sail

Author: Tim McGrath
Publisher: Yardley, Pa. : Westholme, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Barry; John Barry
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim McGrath
ISBN: 9781594161049 1594161046
OCLC Number: 495778699
Notes: Includes maps on lining papers.
Description: xv, 621 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
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.
Other Titles: American hero in the age of sail
Responsibility: Tim McGrath.
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Drawn from primary source documents from around the world, "John Barry: First Among Captains" brings the story of this self-made American hero--the Father of the American Navy--back to life in a  Read more...

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