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Blue water patriots : the American Revolution afloat

Author: James M Volo
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The purpose of this book is to document the naval operations that took place during the American Revolution. These can be divided into two parts: those that took place before the French intervention of 1778, and those that took place thereafter"--Introduction.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James M Volo
ISBN: 9780275989071 0275989070 9780742561205 0742561208
OCLC Number: 246885883
Description: iv, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The enforcement crisis --
The rebels under sail --
Naval administration --
The art of war at sea --
Sea officers --
The Continental Navy --
Warships --
Cannon and powder --
George Washington's private navy --
The invasion of New York --
Whaleboat warriors and bateaux battalions --
Invoking Poseidon --
The French alliance --
Prisoners of war.
Responsibility: James M. Volo.
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