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

Ian W. Toll


"A fluent, clever history...give[s] the reader a consider for the human quirks and cruel calls for of existence at sea."―New York instances publication Review

sooner than the ink used to be dry at the U.S. structure, the institution of an everlasting army grew to become the main divisive factor dealing with the recent executive. The founders―particularly Jefferson, Madison, and Adams―debated fiercely. might a status military be the skinny finish of dictatorship? might a army defend from pirates or drain the treasury and impress hostility? Britain by myself had hundreds and hundreds of robust warships.

From the choice to construct six heavy frigates, during the cliff-hanger crusade opposed to Tripoli, to the warfare that shook the realm in 1812, Ian W. Toll tells this grand story with the political perception of Founding Brothers and the narrative aptitude of Patrick O'Brian.

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