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Author Watson, Robert P., 1962- author.

Title The ghost ship of Brooklyn : an untold story of the American Revolution / Robert P. Watson.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Da Capo Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  973.371 WATSON    DUE 06-16-22
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  973.371 WAT    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  973.371 WAT    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-274) and index.
Contents Introduction: "A vast and silent army" -- Warship -- "The glorious cause" -- City of prisons -- Privateers -- Patriots -- Adventure on the high seas -- Floating dungeons -- Dead reckoning -- Welcome to hell -- The final voyage -- Tempest -- Negotiations -- July 4 -- Escape -- Run! -- Turning point -- Freedom -- Deaths and demise -- Rediscovery -- Postscript -- Appendix I. "The poet of the American Revolution" -- Appendix II. List of prison ships.
Summary "The surprising story of the most infamous prison ship of the American Revolution, the HMS Jersey, and its role in the fight for independence."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Jersey (Prison-ship)
Jersey (Prison-ship) (OCoLC)fst00674520
American Revolution (1775-1783) (OCoLC)fst01351668
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Prisoners and prisons, British.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Prisoners and prisons, British.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- History, Military -- 18th century.
Prison hulks -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Williamsburg (New York, N.Y.) -- History, Military -- 18th century.
Prison hulks. (OCoLC)fst01077039
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
New York (State) -- New York -- Brooklyn. (OCoLC)fst01312516
New York (State) -- New York -- Williamsburg. (OCoLC)fst01315031
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
Added Title Untold story of the Revolutionary War
Standard No. 40027466898
ISBN 9780306825521 (hardcover)
030682552X (hardcover)
9780306825538 (ebook)
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