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The history of the Navy of the United States of America

Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2001.
Series: Classics of naval literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cooper first published his history in multiple volumes in 1838, but later pared it down to this one-volume version. Tales of buccaneers, colonial sea fights, the American Revolution, the Quasi-War with France, and the War of 1812 are all vividly recounted, and the original engravings have been retained to enhance the presentation of this new edition. No mere literary curiosity, the work deserves the attention of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Fenimore Cooper
ISBN: 1557502315 9781557502315
OCLC Number: 45621681
Notes: Originally published: Philadelphia : Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1846. With new introd.
Description: xiv, 447 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Classics of naval literature.
Responsibility: James Fenimore Cooper ; with a new introduction by Edward L. Beach.

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"Cooper first published his history in multiple volumes in 1838, but later pared it down to this one-volume version. Tales of buccaneers, colonial sea fights, the American Revolution, the Quasi-War with France, and the War of 1812 are all vividly recounted, and the original engravings have been retained to enhance the presentation of this new edition. No mere literary curiosity, the work deserves the attention of serious students of the period, both for its factual exposition and for the perspective Cooper brings to occurrences chronologically close to him. Like many historians, his interpretation of the facts was not accepted by all, and in his preface Cooper comments about attempts made to injure the book and his credibility. A classic in the finest sense of the word, this book has been a cornerstone in the ever-building corpus of American naval history."--BOOK JACKET.

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