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With Commodore Perry to Japan

The Journal of William Speiden Jr., 1852-1855
Edited by John A. Wolter, David A. Ranzan, et al.
Naval Inst Pr

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Pub Date: 2013
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 256 pp.
Size: 6.25 x 9.25 inches

ISBN: 9781612512389
TB Code: 1904352
Availability: 167 in stock

With Commodore Perry to Japan offers a personal account of Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry's expedition to Japan through the eyes of a sixteen-year-old purser's clerk of the USS Mississippi. The documentary edition, endorsed by the National Historic Publications & Records Commission, provides excellent coverage of both the political mission of the Perry expedition, the opening of relations with Japan, and of the social history of a naval warship as well. Also included are fifty-five illustrations ranging from hand drawn, pen-and-ink scenes of everyday life sketched by Speiden and other members of the crew to exquisitely detailed pith paintings by Chinese artists.