Life Of John Ledyard: The American Traveler

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Kessinger Publishing, Jul 1, 2006 - 436 pages
Comprising Selections From His Journals And Correspondence. This One Contains The Biography Of John Ledyard, Born 1751 In Groton, Connecticut. He Lived A Colorful, Full Life. He Attended Dartmouth College, Shipped As A Sailor To The Mediterranean, Sailed With Captain James Cook On His Third And Final Voyage, Spent Two Years In A British Barracks For Refusing To Fight Against America During The Revolutionary War, Published His Recollections Of His Travels With Captain Cook And Attempted To Walk Across Siberia.

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First edition of Ledyard's biography. Details his voyage with Cook in 1778, his journey through Siberia as well as his arrest in Yakutsk and eventual release. Ledyard was an early believer in the ... Read full review

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