Shipwrecks, treasure and cannon fire

Compared with better-known stories of the Founding Fathers who, author and regular Reason contributor Jackson Kuhl note, "don't do much," the story of privateer Samuel Smedley is brimming with action.

His new book, "Samuel Smedley, Connecticut Privateer," delves into this true-life tale of revolution, shipwrecks, treasure and cannon fire.