Quaker Privateer – Christopher Raymond Perry goes to war
What does it feel like to be a young man caught up in war? What pain is wreaked on the undeveloped emotions of a youth thrust into the battles of men. If he is forced to kill, fight for his life, see his friends die, and suffer torturous imprisonment, how will he react?
These experiences can destroy a young man, or they can temper him like steel in a furnace. Revolution at sea is a life that can take the boy raised to hard work, character, and integrity by his parents, and forge that person into a national leader.Such was the hero named Christopher Raymond Perry. Perry was an intrepid character during the American Revolution. As naval captain, he was a hero during the United States’ Quasi War with France. He is best known as the father of two of America’s greatest naval heroes.
Christopher Raymond Perry sired two famous sons. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry is eternally renown as the hero of the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. His younger brother, Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, is known in history as the man who visited Japan with a U. S. fleet of warships and opened the hermit country to commercial trade with western nations.
About David C. Perry (Spokane, Washington Author)
Writing the stories of the brave men and women who have served our country at sea is one of David's greatest joys. Thoroughly researched for actual events and reliable backdrops, Perry uses period and nautical language to tell the true stories of these intrepid patriots.
Born in Stockton, California in the 1950s, David moved to Seattle, Washington in 1960 with his parents and brother. The family eventually settled in Libby, Montana.
David reported to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1977. It was at this time that he was introduced to that intrepid seafaring officer, Horatio Hornblower, by C.S Forester.
After a lifetime reading this inspiring genre, David decided it was time that the early US Navy had someone to tell their story. Thus, the "Not Self but Country" series was born!
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