JB Killan – Before He Was Commodore
Before he was commodore in the U.S. Navy, before sailing for Napoleon Bonaparte and Benjamin Franklin, before he fought in the Revolutionary War and escaped from the red coat prison, Joshua Barney was a boy. And he wanted to sail. Joshua began sailing at the age of twelve and worked his way to second class of a cargo ship by the age of fifteen. When the first mate jumps ship and his captain dies, Joshua assumes command of a leaky ship and a headstrong crew. To prove to himself, his family, and the world that he was meant to be a sailor, Joshua has to save the ship, deliver his cargo, and unite his men. Anything less would result in the end of his brief career at sea.