Joshua Barney

Hero of the Revolution and 1812

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    September 15, 2018
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    9 × 6 × 1 in
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    13 oz
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Little has been published about the life of Baltimore’s Commodore Joshua Barney, a man who earned a commission in the nascent Continental Navy, sailed as a privateer, and served as a commodore in both the French and American navies. Louis Norton’s biography scrutinizes Barney's colorful life and critically analyzes events that forged his character.

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“Prof. Norton (emeritus Connecticut) not only gives us a good look at Barney’s life –as merchant seaman, patriot naval officer, privateer, prisoner-of-war, politician, and volunteer -- but also tells us much about the naval and maritime world in his day. Despite its age, Joshua Barney remains a valuable read.” —StrategyPage