Symonds denies, however, that Ford modeled Jack Ryan on him.
Author of numerous books of American naval history, Symonds spent almost 30 years as a professor of history at the Naval Academy.
The “cultural collision of Brits and Yanks threatened but never quite broke the partnership,” writes Symonds.
Mr. Symonds himself lived there for a great part of his life.
"Captain Lloyd's orders, sir," and Symonds saluted respectfully.
In this point Mr. Symonds seems to us unjust towards Jonson.
The sergeant and Symonds sat by the entrance, watching their prisoners closely.
Soon after he sat down Symonds, the hotel-keeper, came out on the veranda.
Goddard turned and beckoned to Symonds, who had stopped some yards in the rear.
He dropped heavily into an armchair, and signed to Symonds to take the one opposite him.