WITH COMMODORE PERRY TO JAPAN

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WITH COMMODORE PERRY TO JAPAN
The Journal of William Speiden Jr., 1852–1855
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781612512389
  • Binding: Paperback & eBook
  • Era: 19th Century
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Subject: Naval History
  • Date Available: November 2013
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The North American Society for Oceanic History's "John Lyman Book Prize 2013 -

HONORABLE MENTION - for Naval and Maritime Reference Works and Published Primary Sources"

With Commodore Perry to Japan offers a personal account of Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry's expedition to Japan through the eyes of a sixteen-year-old purser's clerk of the USS Mississippi. The documentary edition, endorsed by the National Historic Publications & Records Commission, provides excellent coverage of both the political mission of the Perry expedition, the opening of relations with Japan, and of the social history of a naval warship as well. Also included are fifty-five illustrations ranging from hand drawn, pen-and-ink scenes of everyday life sketched by Speiden and other members of the crew to exquisitely detailed pith paintings by Chinese artists.

John A. Wolter is a former chief of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division. David A. Ranzan is the University Archivist at Salisbury University. The late John J. McDonough was a manuscript historian at the Library of Congress from 1961 to 1998.

~ Praise for With Commodore Perry to Japan ~

“Highly recommended, especially for public and college library world history collections.”

The Midwest Book Review

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