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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:   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 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 --
Epilogue --
Chronology of later events: 1815-2005.
Responsibility: Ian W. Toll.
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From the decision to build six heavy frigates through the cliffhanger campaign against Tripoli to the war that shook the world in 1812, Toll tells the grand tale of the founding of the U.S. Navy.  Read more...

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