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The Cruise of the Comet : The Privateers of 1812 Series By James Otis, Victor Markland
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Sail with famous Baltimore privateer Capt. Thomas Boyle onboard the schooner Comet at the peak of the War of 1812. Told through the eyes of young Stephen Burton , this true to life account takes the... More > reader through exciting adventures on land and at sea. James Otis weaves into the factual account not only the story of the cruise itself but also background on the causes of the war, and local historyof the Chesapeake region as well as lessons in geography, politics, mathematics and seamanship. The Cruise of the Comet is an excellent introduction to America's "Second War of Independence" for the young reader and a good old fashioned patriotic page turner for readers of any age.< 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
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 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
The Cruise of the Comet By James Otis, Victor Markland
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Sail with famous Baltimore privateer Capt. Thomas Boyle onboard the schooner Comet at the peak of the war of 1812. Told through the eyes of young Stephen Burton , this true to life account takes the... More > reader through exciting adventures on land and at sea. James Otis weaves into the factual account not only the story of the cruise itself but also background on the causes of the war, and local historyof the Chesapeake region as well as lessons in geography, politics, mathematics and seamanship. The Cruise of the Comet is an excellent introduction to America's "second war of Independence" for the young reader and a good old fashioned patriotic page turner for readers of any age.< Less
As Fierce A Flame By L.E. Ferens
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Upper New York, 1813: War between America and Britain has given rise to smuggling along the shores of Lake Ontario. US Navy Officer Tanner Jacobs must track down the privateer who is selling... More > munitions to the British through Preston Shipping by posing as a new business partner. Tanner is determined to uncover both the privateer and his supplier as well, but will Preston's headstrong daughter, Emma, be too much of a distraction and cause his mission, and his heart, to go up in flames?< Less
Captain Otway Burns And His Ship Snap Dragon By Jack Robinson, Gysgt., USMC, retired
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(Paper Back) Please note: 100% of profits from the sale of this book,or any book written by Jack Robinson, goes directly to: Resurrection Mission--Protecting endangered cemeteries and rediscovering... More > our "forgotten" military Veterans.~~~~~~~~~~~~Captain Otway Burns and his ship Snap Dragon explores the legends, facts, and misguided information of Captain Otway Burns. As a native son of southeastern North Carolina he was a merchant sea Captain, highly successful War of 1812 Privateer, noted businessman, and an inventive ship builder. Later in life Burns was a strong state legislator, but like most of his life, his service to his state and country was controversial. Using fragments of information, along with long forgotten documents, compiled with material gained from located direct descendents, this book attempts to capture a more accurate description of Captain Burns' adventurous life. If you enjoy stories of Tall Ship Naval battles or, intrigued with local legends, this book is for you.< Less
Captain Otway Burns And His Ship Snap Dragon By Jack Robinson, Gysgt., USMC, retired
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(E-Book) Please note: 100% of profits from the sale of this book,or any book written by Jack Robinson, goes directly to: Resurrection Mission--Protecting endangered cemeteries and rediscovering our... More > "forgotten" military Veterans.~~~~~~~~~~~~Captain Otway Burns and his ship Snap Dragon explores the legends, facts, and misguided information of Captain Otway Burns. As a native son of southeastern North Carolina he was a merchant sea Captain, highly successful War of 1812 Privateer, noted businessman, and an inventive ship builder. Later in life Burns was a strong state legislator, but like most of his life, his service to his state and country was controversial. Using fragments of information, along with long forgotten documents, compiled with material gained from located direct descendents, this book attempts to capture a more accurate description of Captain Burns' adventurous life. If you enjoy stories of Tall Ship Naval battles or, intrigued with local legends, this book is for you.< Less
50 Greatest Poems of Robert Browning By Robert Browning
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Robert Browning was born in London in 1812. After showing a dislike of the private schools he attended ,he was educated at home. The initial reaction to Browning’s poetry and plays were... More > negative, however he did meet and mix with the London literary elite meeting Thomas Carlyle and Charles Dickens amongst others. In 1845 Browning met poet Elizabeth Barrett , after a period of courtship they eloped in 1846. They went to live in Italy and had a child born in 1849. Elizabeth’s poetry was widely acclaimed ,whilst Robert Browning poetry was still derided by critics. After a happy marriage Elizabeth Barrett Browning died in 1861.His next few collections were received favourably until his death in 1889. Robert Browning’s later reputation was tied up with that of his wife, however although his longer poems have became less popular , his short poems have gained in popularity. His best known poems are Love among the Ruins and the Pied Piper of Hamelin.< Less
The Francis Richard Family: From French Nobility to Florida Pioneers By Mark A. McDonough
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After killing a man in a duel, Louis François was forced to flee Florence and his privileged life of a nobleman. He started over in the French colony of St. Domingue (Haiti). He married, took... More > on the Richard surname of his extended family, started his own family and a successful plantation. The Slave Revolt of 1791 forced them to flee. They made their way to Florida, a Spanish colony. Despite enduring the privations of pioneer life and Indian attacks, the Richards survived and even prospered. During the Patriot War of 1812, Georgian rebels devastated the area and forced the Richards to abandon their plantations. Francis Jr. returned and operated a sawmill plantation. He fathered 11 children with his slaves; educated, and provided for them all. Raising 15 children on his plantation during the "Seminole Wars," brother John Charles became the progenitor of a long line Florida Richards. While most members of the "Richard Clan" were prominent citizens, quite a few were of dubious character, and met violent deaths.< Less