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Old Ironsides : eagle of the sea : the story of the USS Constitution

Author: David G Fitz-Enz
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Taylor Trade Pub., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Taylor Trade Pub. edView all editions and formats
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"This is the story of the oldest warship afloat in the world, the venerable frigate USS Constitution, the cornerstone of the nascent American navy created by act of Congress in 1794. To set the stage for the dominance of this remarkable vessel, military historian Colonel David Fitz-Enz re-creates the world of sail, when seven knots an hour was considered blinding speed for a warship. In Old Ironsides (a nickname the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G Fitz-Enz
ISBN: 1589791606 9781589791602
OCLC Number: 54778453
Description: xxi, 281 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Days of sail --
Early days of the United States Navy --
The elements of sea power --
Caribbean capers and the Barbary pirates --
Intolerable grievances lead to war in 1812 --
The War of 1812 begins --
England's worst nightmare --
The battle that never was: Uss Constitution --
The last act of the War of 1812 --
America's treasure --
Appendix 1: United States Navy --
Appendix 2: Great Britain's Royal Navy --
Appendix 3: Saying and sea lore.
Responsibility: David Fitz-Enz.

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This book describes the consruction of the USS Constitution in , the pivotal role it played in the War of , and its years as a training ship for the US Naval Academy. It also describes more recent  Read more...

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The Constitution began as just another ship, but it became "Old Ironsides" and then it became a symbol of the United States. How it was designed and built, and how it went on to become such a Read more...

 
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