America's First Flag Officer: Father of the American Navy

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AuthorHouse, Aug 21, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages
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John Barry, an Irish immigrant to Philadelphia in 1760, commenced a naval career that included being victorious in thirty naval engagements verses the British. Captain Barry was credited with the first capture of a British warship. He was wounded in a ferocious sea battle, quelled three mutinies and captured over twenty ships during his career. He fought the last naval battle of the Revolutionary War.

Commodore John Barry was the First Flag Officer of the United States Navy and Father of the American Navy.

The historical fiction of John Barry's life is fun, informative, emotional, and adventurous.

 

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Contents

Ireland1757
5
Ireland to America1760
9
Philadelphia17661777
25
Patty and Polly1768
31
Industry17701771
39
Peg177217774
49
Alfred1775
57
Lexington1776
69
Alliance1783
157
End of War1783
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Merchant1784
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China1785
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China1786
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Academia1787
189
United States1788
193
Academia1789
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Effingham1777
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Raleigh1778
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Delaware1779
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Delaware1780
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Delaware1781
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Signal Book1781
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Alliance Spring1781
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Alliance1781
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Alliance1782
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Spelling Book17901792
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Plague1793
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U S Navy17941796
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Spring1797
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U S S United States1798
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Naval War France17991800
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Testing Cannons1801
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Spring1802
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About the author (2008)

The books author writes under the name of Thomas Williams. The author is a graduate of the University of South Dakota with a B.A. in Journalism. He has three books on the market, Seas of Courage, Chronicles of a Traveling Aficionado, and America's First Flag Officer. The author had written lengthy travel pieces on Europe, South America and multiple cruises in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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