Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy
  • Author : Ian W. Toll
  • Release Date : 17 March 2008
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 13 : 9780393330328
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Book Description: 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, including the confrontation between the USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere that raised the U.S. to a global power. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Six Frigates  The Epic History of the Founding of the U S  Navy

Six Frigates The Epic History of the Founding of the U S Navy

Author : Ian W. Toll
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : History
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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, including the confrontation between the USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere that ...

Six Frigates  The Epic History of the Founding of the U S  Navy

Six Frigates The Epic History of the Founding of the U S Navy

Author : Ian W. Toll
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : History
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"A fluent, intelligent history...give[s] the reader a feel for the human quirks and harsh demands of life at sea."—New York Times Book Review Before the ink was dry on the U.S. Constitution, the establishment of a permanent military became the most divisive issue facing the new ...

Six Frigates

Six Frigates

Author : Ian W. Toll
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : History
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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, including the confrontation between the USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere that ...

Six Frigates

Six Frigates

Author : Ian W. Toll
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Frigates
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With the flash and thunder of eighteen pounders firing repeatedly, the Royal Navy came to rule the waves in the opening years of the nineteenth century. Yet just as Britain left its European neighbours too frightened to leave their shores, across the Atlantic a fledgling naval force was putting to ...

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Pacific Crucible War at Sea in the Pacific 1941 1942 Vol 1 The Pacific War Trilogy

Author : Ian W. Toll
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : History
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Winner of the Northern California Book Award for Nonfiction "Both a serious work of history…and a marvelously readable dramatic narrative." —San Francisco Chronicle On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Six months ...

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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

Author : James D. Hornfischer
Publisher : Bantam
Genre : History
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“This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.” With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of ...

American Heavy Frigates 1794   1826

American Heavy Frigates 1794 1826

Author : Mark Lardas
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre : History
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By 1805 the 44-gun frigate was probably viewed as a failed experiment whilst the 38-gun frigate was viewed as the vessel of the future. Ten years later every navy was building 44-gun frigates and today it is viewed as the symbol of the Napoleonic-era cruiser. This remarkable transformation resulted from the ...

The Conquering Tide

The Conquering Tide

Author : Ian W. Toll
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Genre : History
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The devastation of Pearl Harbor and the American victory at Midway were prelude to a greater challenge: rolling back the vast Japanese Pacific empire, island by island....

Ships of Oak  Guns of Iron

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Author : Ronald Utt
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : History
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The War of 1812 is typically noted for a handful of events: the burning of the White House, the rise of the Star Spangled Banner, and the battle of New Orleans. But in fact the greatest consequence of that distant conflict was the birth of the U.S. Navy. During the ...

Old Ironsides

Old Ironsides

Author : David Fitz-Enz
Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
Genre : History
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This is the story of the oldest warship afloat in the world, the venerable frigate USS Constitution, the cornerstone of the nascent American navy created by act of Congress in 1794. Colonel David Fitz-Enz re-creates the world of sail, when seven knots an hour was considered blinding speed for a warship. ...

Oliver Hazard Perry

Oliver Hazard Perry

Author : David Skaggs
Publisher : Naval Institute Press
Genre : History
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Hailed for his decisive victory over a Royal Navy squadron on Lake Erie in September 1813 and best known for his after-action report proclamation We have met the enemy and they are ours, Oliver Hazard Perry was one the early U.S. Navy s most famous heroes. In this modern, scholarly ...

Perilous Fight

Perilous Fight

Author : Stephen Budiansky
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : History
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Analyzes the role of America's navy during the War of 1812, from its humble beginnings to its evolution as a force that helped to establish the nation's global position, and describes the government debate about America's need for a navy....

Give Me a Fast Ship

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Author : Tim McGrath
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : History
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WINNER OF THE SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON AWARD FOR NAVAL LITERATURE “A meticulous, adrenaline-filled account of the earliest days of the Continental Navy.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Laurence Bergreen America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution—or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord, England’...

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Author : James Henderson,Ernest E. Relf
Publisher : Pen & Sword
Genre : History
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Admiral Nelson's most frequent cry was for more frigates. Though not ships of the line these fast and powerful warships were the 'eyes of the fleet'. They enabled admirals to find where the enemy lay and his likely intentions, as well as patrolling vital trade routes and providing information from ...

Commander

Commander

Author : Stephen Taylor
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Genre : History
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Edward Pellew, captain of the legendary Indefatigable, was quite simply the greatest frigate captain in the age of sail. An incomparable seaman, ferociously combative yet chivalrous, a master of the quarterdeck and an athlete of the tops, he was as quick to welcome a gallant foe into his cabin as ...