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About the Author: James Kirke Paulding

American writer who also was the United States Secretary of the Navy for 3 years.

He worked with Washington Irving on a short-lived satirical periodical Salmagundi. The magazine coined the term Gotham to describe New York.

Martin Van Buren appointed him Secretary of the Navy in June 1838. As Secretary, he was a conservative figure, whose extensive knowledge of naval affairs was balanced by notable lack of enthusiasm for new technology.

Paulding was associated with the Knickerbocker literary group

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, Published in Jan 1970 by BiblioLife, LLC

ISBN10: 1147567611 | ISBN13: 9781147567618

The novelist wryly depicts travels through America. Satire on how the English travelers made their way through North America.

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