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George Washington's secret navy : how the American revolution went to sea

Author: James L Nelson
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the early phases of the Revolution, when Britain ruled the seas and George Washington sought to challenge its dominance.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James L Nelson
ISBN: 0071493891 9780071493895 9780071628259 0071628258
OCLC Number: 212627064
Description: xiii, 378 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A very delightful country --
The British command --
The greatest events, in the present age --
Noddles Island --
Machias Sons of Liberty --
"The amiable, generous and brave George Washington, Esquire" --
New Lords, new laws --
"We have the utmost reason to expect any attack" --
The Congressional Navy cabal --
"Our weakness & the enemy's strength at sea" --
George Washington's secret navy --
Hannah puts to sea --
Dolphin and industry --
Building and equipping an American fleet --
Marblehead boats at Beverly --
"Not a moment of time be lost" --
The empire strikes back --
Hancock and Franklin --
Congress pays a visit --
"For gods sake hurry off the vessels" --
Lee's autumn cruise --
"The blundering Captn Coit" --
Convoys and cruisers --
"Hard gales and squally" --
"[U]niversal joy ran through the whole" --
"His people are contentd" --
"And a privateering we will go, my boys" --
A new army --
A new year --
A new fleet --
Commodore of the fleet --
"[A] stroke well aim'd" --
"It is with the greatest pleasure I inform you" --
Epilogue: Washington rides south.
Responsibility: James L. Nelson.
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Focuses on the early phases of the Revolution, when Britain ruled the seas and George Washington sought to challenge its dominance.

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