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Prologue The Maddest Idea in the World

William P. Leeman

in The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833834
eISBN:
9781469604039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895825_leeman.5
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on John Paul Jones, who at first glance, might seem to be an unlikely advocate of naval professionalism. Americans best remember him as the daring sea captain of the ... More


Epilogue Homecoming

William P. Leeman

in The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833834
eISBN:
9781469604039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895825_leeman.13
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on John Paul Jones's leaving the United States in search of martial glory elsewhere. Jones was disillusioned with the Continental Congress's lack of interest in developing ... More


The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler

Edward G. Gray

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110555
eISBN:
9780300137811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110555.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

During the course of his short but extraordinary life, John Ledyard (1751–1789) came into contact with some of the most remarkable figures of his era: the British explorer Captain James Cook, ... More


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