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Perma P165S LYDIA BAILEY Good
By Kenneth Roberts
A massive epic of the "sidelights to history" which occurred in the early years of the 19th centery. Most of the world news at that time was of Napoleon's wars of conquest, but there were some other events, such as
- - the depredations of the so-called "Barbary Pirates," who attacked shipping throughout the Mediterranean world, taking treasure and slaves, until a fledgling nation called the "United States" sent its navy to the shores of Tripoli. (The first War on Terror?)
- - and the struggles of a hero named Toussaint L'Overture to make Haiti the second independent nation of the Western Hemisphere.
In these pages, the reader will meet a fabulous mixture of historical, composite, and totally fictional characters, including Miss Lydia Bailey herself, a delightful, quiet heroine of a type sadly neglected by the more lurid writers of historical novels.
First paperback printing, 1952. Cover is clean and bright, with edge and corner wear. Spine is rubbed along right edge; wrinkly, but not creased. Back cover has a sticker scar at upper left. Pages are lightly browned. Binding is flexible but intact.