The making of John Ledyard : empire and ambition in the life of an early American traveler (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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The making of John Ledyard : empire and ambition in the life of an early American traveler

Author: Edward G Gray
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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 traveled in remarkable places as well, journeying from the New England  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Biographies
History
Named Person: John Ledyard; John Ledyard; John Ledyard; John Ledyard; John Ledyard; John Ledyard
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward G Gray
ISBN: 9780300110555 0300110553
OCLC Number: 73993148
Description: xiii, 224 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: A colonial childhood --
On stage at Dartmouth College --
Serving Captain Cook with honor --
Seeking distinction with the pen aboard the Resolution --
Following the Revolution home --
From author to fur trader --
Becoming a traveler in Thomas Jefferson's Paris --
Across the Russian empire --
Despotism and human nature in Catherine II's Russia --
To Africa.
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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"Daring, ambitious, and theatrical, John Ledyard seems to step out of a great eighteenth-century novel into this vivid and revealing history. Following Ledyard's clues, Edward Gray draws readers Read more...

 
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