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The Resource Morning of fire : John Kendrick's daring American odyssey in the Pacific, Scott Ridley

Morning of fire : John Kendrick's daring American odyssey in the Pacific, Scott Ridley

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Morning of fire : John Kendrick's daring American odyssey in the Pacific
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Morning of fire
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John Kendrick's daring American odyssey in the Pacific
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Scott Ridley
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eng
Summary
Four years after the Revolutionary War, America's independence was still in doubt. The new nation needed money and a vital surge in trade. In 1787, a group of Boston merchants decided to send two ships on a desperate mission around Cape Horn and into the Pacific Ocean, to establish new trade with China, settle an outpost on territory claimed by the Spanish, and find the legendary Northwest Passage. The seven-year adventure, known as the Columbia Expedition, would bring the world to the brink of war. The man chosen to lead the expedition was John Kendrick--a master navigator and a charismatic captain of privateers during the Revolution. On the far side of the world, Kendrick would have to rely on his bravery, his charm, and his remarkable resolve to navigate unknown waters, negotiate with cutthroat imperialists from England and Spain, and form alliances with natives hit hard by early encounters with Europeans.--From publisher description
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contains biographical information
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Ridley, Scott
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Kendrick, John
  • Voyages to the Pacific coast
  • Explorers
  • Fur trade
  • Northwest Coast of North America
  • Northwest, Pacific
  • United States
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Great Britain
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Morning of fire : John Kendrick's daring American odyssey in the Pacific, Scott Ridley
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-444) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Morning of fire -- pt. I. The journey outward. Out of a time of great peril -- Passage to the underworld -- Spain's frontier -- Refuge -- Halting the incursion -- pt. II. Infinite wilderness. Nootka -- Seizure -- The golden fleece -- Divided dreams -- A place of skulls -- pt. III. Odyssey. Volatile paradise -- House of cards -- Columbia's homecoming -- An American presence -- Long-awaited return -- pt. IV. Edge of empire. A soft war -- Survival and seduction -- A rising tide -- Possession -- Last season -- The fire's reach -- Epilogue: Legacy for a new nation
Control code
548626454
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 452 pages
Isbn
9780061700194
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2010019477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Morning of fire : John Kendrick's daring American odyssey in the Pacific, Scott Ridley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Morning of fire -- pt. I. The journey outward. Out of a time of great peril -- Passage to the underworld -- Spain's frontier -- Refuge -- Halting the incursion -- pt. II. Infinite wilderness. Nootka -- Seizure -- The golden fleece -- Divided dreams -- A place of skulls -- pt. III. Odyssey. Volatile paradise -- House of cards -- Columbia's homecoming -- An American presence -- Long-awaited return -- pt. IV. Edge of empire. A soft war -- Survival and seduction -- A rising tide -- Possession -- Last season -- The fire's reach -- Epilogue: Legacy for a new nation
Control code
548626454
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 452 pages
Isbn
9780061700194
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2010019477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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