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📝Six Frigates The Epic History of the Founding of the U S Navy Book Synopsis : "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 founders—particularly Jefferson, Madison, and Adams—debated 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.
📒Six Frigates ✍ Ian W. Toll
📝Six Frigates Book Synopsis : Britain's naval dominance over the century that followed the Battle of Trafalgar was absolute. And yet, just seven years after Nelsonrs"s final, fatal victory, British ships were at war with a new enemy, the United States. D efeat was unthinkable. But the British were soon to discover that they had a fight on their hands. And it would be a bloody one. Admirably researched, rich in detail and inhabited by a gripping cast of real-life, three-dimensional heroes and villains, Six Frigates traces the genesis of a fleet that would, ultimately, replace Britainrs"s as the worldrs"s most powerful. And it captures the moment when the Royal Navy first caught a glimpse of the future. Creaking wood, whipping sails, the bark of orders and the bludgeon and thunder of cannon come magnificently alive in its pages.
📒Ironsides The Ship The Men And The Wars Of The Uss Constitution ✍ Charles E. Brodine, Jr.
📝Ironsides the Ship the Men and the Wars of the USS Constitution Book Synopsis : The Story of America¿s Finest ShipAs Told by Three of Her Finest HistoriansOn October 21st 1797, the 44-gun frigate Constitution slid down the ramp at Hartt's shipyard and into the chilly waters of Boston Harbor. While the workmen were proud of their efforts, no one¿but NO one¿thought she would still be serving her country 210 years later.Yet the Constitution remains afloat, having survived three wars, service on numerous distant stations, duty as a receiving ship, extended periods of neglect and decay, and occasional brushes with the breaker¿s yard. She has survived all those tribulations to become the oldest commissioned ship still afloat in the world, and a symbol of the heritage and pride our country.Her story is told in a series of 34 short essays by three of the country¿s leading experts on the USS Constitution¿s history: Charles E. Brodine, Jr., Michael J. Crawford and Christine F. Hughes of the Naval Historical Center in Washington, DC. Originally published as: Old Ironsides: An Illustrated Guide to USS Constitution, it is brought to a much wider audience in this Fireship Press edition
📒Henry Knox ✍ Mark Puls
📝Henry Knox Book Synopsis : Here is a compelling portrait of the Revolutionary War general whose skills as an engineer and artilleryman played a key role in all of George Washington's battles including the Siege of Boston (where his use of cannons at Dorchester Heights won back the city) and the Battle of Trenton (where he was in charge of Washington's crossing of the Delaware River). Knox became an major advocate of the U.S. Constitution and served as the nation's first Secretary of War. He was co-founder of the U.S. Navy, laid the foundations for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and negotiated treaties and set policy with Native Americans.With nail-biting battle scenes, patriotism and deep understanding of his subject, Mark Puls breathes new life into the American Revolution and firmly assigns Knox to his deserved place in history.
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📒British Destroyers Frigates ✍ Norman Friedman
📝British Destroyers Frigates Book Synopsis : Since the Second World War the old categories of destroyer and frigate have tended to merge, a process that this book traces back to the radically different 'Tribal' class destroyers of 1936. It deals with the development of all the modern destroyer classes that fought the war, looks at the emergency programmes that produced vast numbers of trade protection vessels - sloops, corvettes and frigates - then analyses the pressures that shaped the post-war fleet, and continued to dominate design down to recent years. Written by America's leading authority, it is an objective but sympathetic view of the difficult economic and political environment in which British designers had to work, and benefits from the author's ability to compare and contrast the US Navy's experience. Norman Friedman is renowned for his ability to explain the policy and strategy changes that drive design decisions, and his latest book uses previously unpublished material to draw a new and convincing picture of British naval policy over the previous seventy years and more. Hugely successful with enthusiasts and professionals alike from its first publication in 2006, this is the book's third edition.
📒View Of The Russian Empire ✍ William Tooke
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📒Annals Of The Congress Of The United States ✍ United States. Congress
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📒The United States Naval Chronicle ✍ Charles Washington Goldsborough
📝The United States Naval Chronicle Book Synopsis :
📒England S Battles By Sea And Land From The Commencement Of The French Revolution By Lt Col Williams Including Our Indian Campaigns By W C Stafford And The Present Expedition Against Russian Aggression In The East By H Tyrell Vol 1 2 Wanting All After P 312 4 5 6 Wanting All After P 68 Issued In Parts ✍ William Freke Williams
✍Author : William Freke Williams
♣Release Date : 1854
♠ISBN : OXFORD:600044053
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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📝England s battles by sea and land from the commencement of the French revolution by lt col Williams including our Indian campaigns by W C Stafford and the present expedition against Russian aggression in the East by H Tyrell Vol 1 2 wanting all after p 312 4 5 6 wanting all after p 68 Issued in parts Book Synopsis :