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Captain Caution

Authors: Roberts, Kenneth
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC002000
ISBN: 9780307824561, Related ISBNs: 030782456X, 0449245098, 0449307395, 9780307824561, 9780449245095
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 320,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: It is 1812 and America has declared war on Britain. The American ship Olive Branch is waylaid by a British cruiser. Captain Dorman is killed, and his crew is taken prisoner, including the captain's pretty and strong-willed daughter, Corunna. Widely recognized for his careful attention to historical details, Kenneth Roberts portrays the bravery of American seamen, their sufferings in the mist-shrouded walls of Dartmoor Prison, the invention of the Gangway Pendulum, and the sailors' dangerous and dramatic escape.
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