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If by Sea: The Forging of the American Navy--From the Revolution to the War of 1812

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Most historians trace the origins of the Continental Navy to George Washingtons official inauguration of the Federal Navy in 1793, but the story actually begins years earlier: in 1775, at the advent of the American Revolution. In If By Sea, historian George C. Daughan uses decades of primary research to brilliantly trace the navys little-recognized origins, showing that the battles of Lexington and Concord—as well as many subsequent battles, including Bunker Hill, New York, and Philadelphia—cannot be fully understood without taking the role of naval power into account.

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From Boston Harbor to Yorktown; from wars with France and Tripoli to the dramatic Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812, the definitive history of the creation of the American Navy

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George C. Daughan holds a Ph.D. in American History and Government from Harvard University. He spent three years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He taught at the Air Force Academy and was also director of the MA program of international affairs there. Subsequently, he held a professorship at Connecticut College, and also taught at the University of Colorado, the University of New Hampshire, and Wesleyan University. He now resides in Portland, Maine.

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oyam36, February 19, 2013 (view all comments by oyam36)
This was a tepid rehash of the forging of the US navy. I felt as if the author was as bored writing the book as I was reading it. Having read on the subject extensively I was hoping for new research(none) or theories (none). When my students complain about history being boring they are talking about books like this. I agree with the author's opinions but do not need to be beaten over the head with them, or bored by them. I am glad that I did not buy this book when I had the chance but checked it out of the library. And yes it was so bad that I am taking the time to go to online venues to pan it. I will never get the time it took me to read it back, and if I never read it again it will be too soon.
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ISBN:
9780465025145
Author:
Daughan, George C
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Daughan, George C.
Author:
Daughan, George
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Military-US Military General
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series Volume:
The Forging of the A
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Nautical
History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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