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Sailor Historian: The Best of Samuel Eliot Morison

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Writings chosen and introduced by the renowned historian provide insight into his vision of American history.
Paperback, 431 pages
Published April 1st 1989 by Houghton Mifflin (first published 1977)
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Sailor Historian The Best of Samuel Eliot Morison (American Heritage) by Emily Morison Beck by Samuel Eliot Morison Samuel Eliot Morison is a compilation of his notes from his more than 50 years as an historian (edited by his daughter Emily Morison Beck) on naval topics going back to Columbus and Magellan and forward to several important WWII battles as well as nautical topics, such as the voyage of the Mayflower and The Clipper Ships. His coverage of Commodore Perry's visit to and "opening" of Japan to foreigns was most interesting.

He includes wonderful tales of George Washington and Benjamin Frankli
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Samuel Eliot Morison, son of John H. and Emily Marshall (Eliot) Morison, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 9 July 1887. He attended Noble’s School at Boston, and St. Paul’s at Concord, New Hampshire, before entering Harvard University, from which he was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1908. He studied at the Ecole Libre des Sciences Politiques, Paris, France, in 1908-1909, and retu ...more
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