Six Frigates

Six Frigates

The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy

Book - 2006 | 1st ed.
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Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393058475
Characteristics: xii, 560 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Notes on language and nautical terminology
To provide and maintain
To the shores of Tripoli
England again
Chronology of later events: 1815-2005.

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Mar 15, 2018

A captivating account of an early chapter in American history - the first presidents of the country, the first "six frigates" (including the U.S.S. Constitution, of course), and plenty of seafaring action, set against the backdrop of revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, Congressional acts and misbehavior, duels, Barbary Pirates - a rich tapestry of living history.

Jan 10, 2018

This is a master work of historical writing. You will leave this book knowing more, and being grateful for it, then you were before. The intricacies of naval warfare and history of the U.S. Navy are put together in a way that is not only comprehensivable but thoroughly enjoyable. A must read.


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sjgorek Sep 28, 2013

Outstanding book on the establishment and early history of the navy and its first 6 ships. Extremely well researched and writen. If any shortcomes exist it might be the interpetation of nautical actions via use of sailing terminology or note the authors "draft" into discussion of non-related topics; dueling for example. 5 Star book


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