With Porter in the Essex

With Porter in the Essex

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"[...]Preble at Tripoli; and while we were headed for Port Praya we heard so many yarns concerning the doings of our fleet with the Barbary pirates as would more than suffice to fill a dozen such books as I count this will make. Therefore it is not well that I attempt to set down any of them, entertaining though the least exciting would prove. When Philip and I signed our names to the ship's papers, both believed that we should be called upon to take part in sea battles from the time we gained the offing until we were once more in port; but yet there was nothing of bloodshed, save such as could be found in the yarns spun by the men, from the time of sailing until the 27th of November, when we sighted the mountains of St. Jago and entered the harbor of Port Praya, hoping there to gain some news of Commodore Bainbridge.[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 272g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507538979
  • 9781507538975