Morning of Fire: John Kendrick's Daring American Odyssey in the Pacific

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Harper Collins, Nov 2, 2010 - History - 464 pages
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Morning of Fire by Scott Ridley is the thrilling story of 18th century American explorer and expeditioner John Kedrick as he journeyed  for land and trade in the Pacific. Set against the backdrop of one of the most exciting and uncertain times in world history, John Kendrick’s odyssey aboard his sailing ship Lady Washington carries him from the shores of New England across the unexplored waters of the Pacific Northwest to the contentious ports of  China and the war-ravaged islands of Hawaii, all while avoiding intrigues and traps from the British and the Spanish. Morning of Fire is riveting  American and naval history that brings the era of George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson gloriously alive—a tale of danger, adventure, and discovery that  fans of Nathaniel Philbrick will not want to miss.

 

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MORNING OF FIRE: John Kendrick's Daring American Odyssey in the Pacific

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A tale of maritime adventure, intrigue and high-stakes diplomacy.Ridley (co-author: Power Struggle: The Hundred-Year War Over Electricity, 1986) looks at the first American voyage to sail the entire ... Read full review

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This is a great book that tells an amazing story!!
The author has done an unbelievable amount of research to bring this story together. The seven year adventure of this sea captain and his crew is incredible. I recommend it highly.

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About the author (2010)

Descended from a long line of New England sailors and shipbuilders, Scott Ridley has written for the New Republic, The Nation, Newsday, the Denver Post, and other publications. He lives with his family in East Harwich, Massachusetts.

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