Jay WorrallJay Worrall was born in Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC, in the middle of World War II. Raised as a Quaker and in a military family he grew up in a variety of places around the world, living in six countries on four continents. He speaks English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Vietnamese with varying degrees of fluency. At Earlham College, a Quaker school in Indiana, he received a BA with a major in Physics, and later an MA and ABD in Anthropology from the University of Virginia. He also studied at the University of London in England. As a pacifist and conscientious objector during the Vietnam War he worked for two years in refugee camps in the Central Highlands of that country. Afterward he taught English in Japan.

Worrall worked for many years in the area of social science research in and around Washington, DC, eventually specializing in developing innovative and humane prison programs, policies and administration. He has also managed his own construction company as well collaborative programs on Soviet-American literature and Chinese-American business relations. Most recently he worked for a major Quaker organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as director of historical interpretation. His principal lifelong interest, both from an academic perspective and personal experience, has been the intersection of history and technology and their influence on the values, social systems and daily lives of ordinary people across time. He currently lives and writes in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia, is married and the very proud father of five grown children and seven grandchildren.

Series: Charles Edgemont

Year

Book Comment
1797 Sails on the Horizon

Finding himself in command at the Battle of Cape St. Vincent after his senior officers are killed Lieutenant Edgemont earns his promotion.

1798 Any Approaching Enemy Now captain of the frigate Louisa Edgemont, part of Nelson's fleet, takes part in the search for a French fleet which are heading for Egypt and which will culminate in the Battle of the Nile
1799 A Sea Unto Itself Edgemont is ordered on what he initially considers a fool's errand to the foot of the Red Sea

 

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