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Sailing under John Paul Jones : the memoir of Continental Navy midshipman Nathaniel Fanning, 1778-1783 /
Nathaniel Fanning ; edited by Louis Arthur Norton.
imprint
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2020]
description
viii, 171 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN
1476679606, 9781476637549, 9781476679600
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imprint
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2020]
isbn
1476679606
9781476637549
9781476679600
abstract
"Connecticut privateer Nathaniel Fanning (1755-1805) was captured by the British during the Revolutionary War. Upon his release, he joined the Continental Navy and sailed as a midshipman under Admiral John Paul Jones during his most famous battles. Fanning later obtained his own command, sailing from French ports to prey upon British warships. This new edition of Fanning's memoir-first published in 1806-provides a vivid account of wartime peril and hardship at sea, and a first-hand character study of Jones as an apparent tyrant and narcissist. Vocabulary, spelling and narrative style have changed in the more than two centuries since Fanning's chronicle, and some details clash with historical and geographical data. The editor has updated and annotated the text for modern readers."--
catalogue key
13156936
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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