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Patriots and Privateers : Three Novels About Maryland and the War of 1812 By James Otis, Victor Markland
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“Patriots and Privateers” contains three novels by James Otis about Maryland in the War of 1812. “The Cruise of the Comet” and “Captain Tom, The Privateersman” are... More > both about Thomas Boyle the most famous privateer captain to sail from Baltimore during the war. “Commodores Barney’s Young Spies” gives a detailed account of the Chesapeake Campaign leading up to the battle of Bladensburg and the burning of Washington All were written for teen readers in the late 1800’s and remain engaging and educational introductions to American and local Maryland history.< Less
Captain Tom, the Privateersman : The Privateers of 1812 Series By James Otis, Victor Markland
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Sail on the crew of the Baltimore Clipper the Chasseur known as the “Pride of Baltimore", the most famous US privateer in the War of 1812. Picking up where “The Cruise of the... More > Comet” leaves off and once again told through the eyes of young Stephen Burton this true-to-life account follows Captain Thomas Boyle and the crew of the Chasseur through exciting adventures on land and at sea. James Otis weaves into the factual account not only the events of the cruise itself but delves into the causes of the war, local history and lessons both moral and practical “Captain Tom, The Privateersman” is an excellent introduction for the young reader to the War of 1812 and a good old fashioned page turner for readers of all ages.< Less