Commodore Abraham Whipple of the Continental Navy: Privateer, Patriot, Pioneer / by Sheldon S. Cohen (University of Florida Press, 2010). New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology.If you're interested in history of the American colonies, Rhode Island, the navy, Whipples (in general) or Commodore Abraham Whipple, this is the book for you. (Thank you, Blaine, for bringing it to our attention!)
You can find about Abraham at The Commodore's Page on the Whipple Website. His genealogy is at http://whipple.org/2570.
Happy reading! (The book is available at Amazon.com.)