Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy
  • Release Date : 17 March 2008
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 592 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0393066649
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Download or read book entitled Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy by author: Ian W. Toll which was release on 17 March 2008 and published by W. W. Norton & Company with total page 592 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. "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 government. The founders—particularly Jefferson, Madison, and Adams—debated fiercely. Would a standing army be the thin end of dictatorship? Would a navy protect from pirates or drain the treasury and provoke hostility? Britain alone had hundreds of powerful warships. From the decision to build six heavy frigates, through the cliff-hanger campaign against Tripoli, to the war that shook the world in 1812, Ian W. Toll tells this grand tale with the political insight of Founding Brothers and the narrative flair of Patrick O'Brian.

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