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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Robert H. Patton
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: Pantheon; 1ST edition (2008, May 20th).
They were legalized pirates empowered by the Continental Congress to raid and plunder, at their own considerable risk, as much enemy trade as they could successfully haul back to America’s shores; they played a central role in American’s struggle for independence and later turned their seafaring talents to the slave trade; embodying the conflict between enterprise and morality central to the American psyche. In Patriot Pirates, Robert H. Patton, grandson of the battlefield genius of World War II, writes that during America’s Revolutionary War, what began in 1775 as a New England fad--converting civilian vessels to fast-sailing warships, and defying the Royal Navy’s overwhelming firepower to snatch its merchant shipping--became a massive seaborne insurgency that ravaged the British economy and helped to win America’s independence. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Richard Bach
Publisher: NiceTiger (2013, Mar 19th).
"A few years ago, someone asked me by way of their T-shirt, Got Freedom? Here's, a bit delayed and by way of two small seaplanes and a continent ten thousand horizons wide, my answer."--Richard BachIn the tradition of John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, and Richard Bach's own bestseller, Illusions, Travels with Puff recounts Bach' journey from Florida to Washington state in his small seaplane. With humor, wisdom and insight that could only come from one of the worlds most beloved authors and an accomplished pilot, and more than 180 stunning color photographs, Travels with Puff challenges our ideas of fate and our futures, and asks us how can we prepare for the emergencies in our own lives? Can we ever really be safe? And, is being safe always what we want? . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability