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Author: Edward G Gray
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the course of his short but extraordinary life, John Ledyard (1751-1789) came in contact with some of the most remarkable figures of his era: the British explorer Captain James Cook, American financier Robert Morris, Revolutionary naval commander John Paul Jones, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and others. Ledyard lived and traveleld in remarkable places as well, journeying from the New England  Read more...
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Gray, Edward G., 1964-
Making of John Ledyard.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006033476
(OCoLC)73993148
Named Person: John Ledyard; John Ledyard; John Ledyard; John Ledyard
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward G Gray
ISBN: 9780300137811 0300137818
OCLC Number: 173817643
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 224 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: ""CONTENTS""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""A Note on Quotations""; ""Introduction""; ""I A Colonial Childhood""; ""II On Stage at Dartmouth College""; ""III Serving Captain Cook with Honor""; ""IV Seeking Distinction with the Pen Aboard the Resolution""; ""V Following the Revolution Home""; ""VI From Author to Fur Trader""; ""VII Becoming a Traveler in Thomas Jefferson�s Paris""; ""VIII Across the Russian Empire""; ""IX Despotism and Human Nature in Catherine II�s Russia""; ""X To Africa""; ""Epilogue: Memories of the Traveler""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Responsibility: Edward G. Gray.
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During the course of his short but extraordinary life, John Ledyard (1751-1789) came in contact with some of the most remarkable figures of his era: the British explorer Captain James Cook, American  Read more...

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