Thomas Ap Catesby Jones: Commodore of Manifest Destiny
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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