The Private Journal Of William Reynolds: United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by William ReynoldsThe Private Journal Of William Reynolds: United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by William Reynolds

The Private Journal Of William Reynolds: United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

byWilliam ReynoldsIntroduction byNathaniel Philbrick, Thomas Philbrick

Paperback | October 26, 2004

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One of the finest nineteenth-century first-person narratives of a sea voyage in existence, and a principle source for Sea of Glory, The Private Journal of William Reynolds brings to life the boisterous world traversed by the six vessels that comprised America's first ocean-going voyage of discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838–1842. With great eloquence and verve Midshipman William Reynolds describes the harrowing 87,000-mile, four-year circuit of the globe, and relates the story of how the abusive commander of the Ex. Ex., Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, gradually lost the support of his crew. With a seaman's understanding and an artist's appreciation for the wild beauty that surrounds him, the Journal is a tour de force combining meticulous observations with a young man's sense of wonder and, on occasion, terror as he is tossed about by the tremendous seas.
William Reynolds (1815–1879) was a junior officer on the Ex. Ex. with Captain Wilkes.Nathaniel Philbrick, is a leading authority on the history of Nantucket Island. His In the Heart of the Sea won the National Book Award. His latest book is Sea of Glory, about the epic U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838–1842. His other books include Awa...
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Title:The Private Journal Of William Reynolds: United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.8 inPublished:October 26, 2004Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143039059

ISBN - 13:9780143039051

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