Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy

Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy Author Ian W. Toll
ISBN-10 039333032X
ISBN-13 9780393330328
Year 2008-03-17
Pages 592
Language English
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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A fluent intelligent history give s the reader a feel for the human quirks and harsh demands of life at sea New York Times Book Review Before the ink was dry on the U S Constitution the establishment of a permanent military became the most divisive issue facing the new government The foundersparticularly Jefferson Madison and Adamsdebated fiercely Would a standing army be the thin end of dictatorship Would a navy protect from pirates or drain the treasury and provoke hostility Britain alone had hundreds of powerful warships From the decision to build six heavy frigates through the cliff hanger campaign against Tripoli to the war that shook the world in 1812 Ian W Toll tells this grand tale with the political insight of Founding Brothers and the narrative flair of Patrick O Brian

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Six Frigates

Six Frigates Author Ian W. Toll
ISBN-10 0393058476
Release 2006
Pages 560