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Ralph D. Paine

"The Old Merchant Marine," by Ralph D. Paine, is a fascinating and in-depth look at the crucial role that American merchant ships and seafarers played in establishing the country's early economic development and global trade. Paine's rigorous research and colorful storytelling transport readers back to a time when merchant ships were the lifeblood of commerce, connecting faraway nations and helping the United States rise as a maritime power. Paine introduces readers to the daring sailors, heroic commanders, and resilient ships who navigated perilous waters and conquered great hurdles via entertaining storytelling and historical accounts. He examines the advancement of maritime technology, the construction of trade routes, and the competitive forces that propelled American merchant shipping to prominence. Paine also looks at how political events, conflicts, and shifting economic landscapes affect the merchant marine business. Paine's love of maritime history shines through as he weaves a compelling tapestry of stories that highlight the courage, determination, and adventurous spirit of those who sailed under the American flag.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Nov 1st, 2023
  • Pages: 104
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.25in - 0.31lb
  • EAN: 9789359325552
  • Categories: GeneralHistory - GeneralSpecial Interest - Adventure

About the Author

D. Paine, Ralph: - "Ralph Delahaye Paine (August 28, 1871 - April 29, 1925) was a popular early twentieth-century American journalist and author. Later in his career, he held both elected and appointed government positions. Paine was born in Lemont, Illinois, the son of Reverend Samuel Delahaye Paine. Rev. Paine was born in London and served in the British Army during the Crimean War before moving to the United States in 1856. During the American Civil War, Rev. Paine served as a lieutenant in the 2nd Maine Battery and then as the Grand Army of the Republic's chaplain-in-chief. Paine worked as a reporter for twelve dollars a week when his father was pastor of the Ocean Street Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He also visited a soda fountain in the cigar shop of Cuban revolutionary José Alejandro Huau."
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