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History of the Navy of the United States of America with Portraits and a Map

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ISBN-10: 1241453470

ISBN-13: 9781241453473

Edition: N/A

Authors: James Fenimore Cooper

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List price: $36.75
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.92" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

James Fenimore Cooper, acclaimed as one of the first American novelists, was born in Burlington, N.J., on September 15, 1789. When he was one year old, his family moved to Cooperstown, N.Y., which was founded by his father. Cooper attended various grammar schools in Burlington, Cooperstown, and Albany, and entered Yale University in 1803 at the age of 13. In 1806, Cooper was expelled from Yale for pushing a rag with gunpowder under a classmate's door, causing it to explode. He then spent some time as a merchant seaman and served as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy from 1808-1811. In 1811, Cooper married Susan De Lancey, and lived the life of a country gentleman until one day in 1820. Cooper…