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Six frigates : the epic history of the founding of the U.S. Navy

Author: Ian W Toll
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Describes the origins and early history of the American Navy, discussing the debates by the founding fathers over the need for a permanent military, the decision to construct six heavy frigates, the campaign against Tripoli, and the War of 1812.
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian W Toll
ISBN: 0393058476 9780393058475
OCLC Number: 70291925
Description: xii, 560 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Notes on language and nautical terminology --
To provide and maintain --
To the shores of Tripoli --
England again --
Epilogue --
Chronology of later events: 1815-2005.
Responsibility: Ian W. Toll.
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Describes the origins and early history of the American Navy, discussing the debates by the founding fathers over the need for a permanent military, the decision to construct six heavy frigates, the campaign against Tripoli, and the War of 1812.

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