Samuel Smedley

Samuel Smedley

Author: Jackson Kuhl

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614233176

Category: History

Page: 131

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A biography of an eighteenth-century New England privateer that “takes a deep dive into the life and adventures of this colorful figure” (Fairfield Sun). From the shores of Long Island Sound to the high seas of the West Indies, against British warships and letters of marque, Samuel Smedley left a stream of smoke and blood as he took prisoners and prizes alike. At twenty-three years old, Smedley, a Fairfield, Connecticut native, enlisted as a lieutenant of marines on the Connecticut ship Defence during the American Revolution. Less than a year later he was her captain, scouring the seas for British prey. In this biography, Jackson Kuhl delves into the life and times of this Patriot, sea captain and privateer.

The Lives of Agnes Smedley

The Lives of Agnes Smedley

Author: Ruth Price

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195141894

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 498

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A reappraisal of the life of activist Agnes Smedley traces her involvement in crucial issues, such as birth control, women's rights, and Indian independence, as well as uncovering the truth about the espionage charges against her during the Cold War. 20,000 first printing.