Sea Captain from Salem

Sea Captain from Salem

Treegate Series Book 3
by Leonard Wibberley
Publisher: Ariel Books
Hardcover, 186 pages
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Reader's of Peter Treegate's War will remember that Peter's life was saved by Peace of God Manly, the sea captain from Salem, who became Peter's close friend. In this story, Leonard Wibberley's third book on our Revolutionary War, Peace of God sails his sloop of war Hornet to France, where he receives sealed orders from Benjamin Franklin. Franklin is trying to persuade the French to give active aid to the embattled colonies, who are in danger of losing the war because of the British blockade.

In Sea Captain from Salem, Leonard Wibberley gives a vivid picture of this neglected but critical chapter in the War of Independence. Here is the aging Franklin, matching his keen with with Vercennes, the French foreign minister. Here is the dissolute First Lord of the British Admiralty, neglecting his task as Commander of the British Navy to squander his fortune on the gaming tables. Here is the Earl of Chatham—The Great Commoner—who before the war spoke on behalf of the colonists. And mixing with these great figures and influencing their lives is the sea captain from Salem—Peace of God Manly, who left his daughter and his fishing nets to raid British shipping with his sloop of war Hornet.

All of these ingredients give an exciting and authentic picture of the period in Leonard Wibberley's  third book on the Revolutionary War.

—from the dust jacket

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