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Lewis Coolidge and the Voyage of the Amethyst 1806-1811.

Lewis Coolidge and the Voyage of the Amethyst 1806-1811

Evabeth Miller Kienast and John Phillip Felt, editors

University of South Carolina Press

718 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29208

9781570038167, $29.95 www.sc.edu/uscpress

Lewis Coolidge was a nephew of Billy Dawes, the man who accompanied Paul Revere on his ride: Coolidge made a five-year voyage around the globe aboard the Amethyst, and his private diary of his journey offers insights into 19th century sealing trade practices and the social sentiments and culture of his times. A fine addition for any college-level library strong in world history and culture.

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