Morning of Fire by Scott Ridley
John Kendrick's Daring American Odyssey in the Pacific

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Morning of Fire by Scott Ridley is the thrilling story of 18th century American explorer and expeditioner John Kedrick as he journeyed  for land and trade in the Pacific. Set against the backdrop of one of the most exciting and uncertain times in world history, John Kendrick’s odyssey aboard his sailing ship Lady Washington carries him from the shores of New England across the unexplored waters of the Pacific Northwest to the contentious ports of  China and the war-ravaged islands of Hawaii, all while avoiding intrigues and traps from the British and the Spanish. Morning of Fire is riveting  American and naval history that brings the era of George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson gloriously alive—a tale of danger, adventure, and discovery that  fans of Nathaniel Philbrick will not want to miss.


About Scott Ridley

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Scott Ridley is a policy analyst and author who has written for the New Republic, The Nation, Newsday, the Denver Post and a host of other publications. He is recognized as an authority on the history of the electric utility industry, and coauthored the book Power Struggle: The Hundred Year War Over Electricity. He has four sons and lives with his family in East Harwich, MA.
Published November 2, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 469 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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During his five-year trip aboard Lady Washington, Kendrick and his crew faced hardship and danger, including storms, scurvy, dissension in the command and the incursions of Spanish, British and French ships, who were also intent on making territorial claims.

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