Joshua Barney: Hero of the Revolution and 1812

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Naval Institute Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 227 pages
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"This biography scrutinizes Barney's colorful life and critically analyzes events that forged his character. Although largely forgotten, he was one of the most clever, competent officers of the American sailing navy." "Based on primary and secondary sources, this work contains many of Barney's quotes as well as some insightful contemporaneous verse that describes the changing fortunes of his life. Barney's close association with the American flag is chronicled here as well."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Interesting little book on a rather obscure figure in American naval history. Barney was a teenager when he appeared as naval hero in the American Revolution. He captained small American ships in the ... Read full review

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Louis Arthur Norton is a professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut Health Center at Farmington.

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