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2016 NEW BOOKS
PRIVATEERS OF THE REVOLUTION:
War on the New Jersey Coast, 1775-1783
Donald Grady Shomette
• Anarrative of the forgotten privateering war on the Jersey coast during
the American Revolution
• Addresses the maritime conflict period 1775-1783 from both Patriot
and Loyalist perspectives
• Reveals the hitherto untold account of the British “Death Ships” on
which 11,000 died
A revelatory narrative of the 535 Pennsylvania and New Jersey
privateers, privately owned ships of war some called pirates. Manned
by nearly 18,000 men, these privateers influenced the fight for
American independence. From the halls of Congress to the rough
waterfronts of Delaware River and Bay to the remote privateering
ports of the New Jersey coast and into the Atlantic, a stirring portrait
emerges of seaborne raiders, battles, and derring-do, as well as
incredible escapes from the great British prison ships “vulgarly called
Hell,” where more than 11,000 men perished. A work 40 years in the
making extracted from archives in both Europe and America, it is a
tale unrivaled by any Hollywood fiction.
DonaldGrady Shomette
has for more than two decades worked
as an author, cultural resources consultant, andmarine archaeologist.
He is twice winner of the prestigious John Lyman Book Award and
holds an honorary PhD from the University of Baltimore.
Size: 6" x 9" • 43 color and B/W images • 400pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5033-7 • hard cover • $34.99
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