- Author : Ian W. Toll
- Publsiher : W. W. Norton & Company
- Release : 17 March 2008
- ISBN : 9780393330328
- Page : 592 pages
- Rating : 4/5 from 13 voters
Download or read book entitled Six Frigates The Epic History of the Founding of the U S Navy written by Ian W. Toll and published by W. W. Norton & Company online. This book was released on 17 March 2008 with total pages 592. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Get best books that you want by click Get Book Button and Read as many books as you like.
Book Excerpt : 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.