Thomas Ap Catesby Jones: Commodore of Manifest Destiny

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Naval Institute Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 223 pages
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This study by historian Gene A. Smith not only chronicles important events in Jones's life but also explores how those events helped shape the character and backbone of the navy during its formative years. The book describes Jones's early career fighting smugglers, pirates, slave traders, and the British. It then evaluates his actions in the Battle of New Orleans and explains both how he carried the stars and stripes to Hawaii in the 1820s and how he helped incorporate California into the United States."--Jacket.
 

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Contents

The Hero of Monterey
93
Jones Overstepped His Authority
123
Precious in the Sight of the Lord
162
Notes
171
Bibliography
197
Further Reading
211
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About the author (2000)

GENE SMITH is the bestselling author of When the Cheering Stopped: The Last Years of Woodrow Wilson. His other books include The Shattered Dream: Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression and, most recently, the acclaimed American Gothic: The Story of America's Legendary Theatrical Family--Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes Booth. He writes the "American Characters" column in American Heritage.

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