The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy
By (author) Ian W. Toll
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Six Frigates by Ian W. Toll
Book DescriptionBefore 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393330328
(234mm x 157mm x 40mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 6-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ian W. Toll
Conquering Tide, Paperback (October 2016)
New York Times Bestseller "A beautiful blend of history and prose and proves again Mr. Toll's mastery of the naval-war narrative." -Wall Street Journal
Pacific Crucible, Paperback (November 2012)» View all books by Ian W. Toll
"Both a serious work of history ... and a marvelously readable dramatic narrative."-San Francisco Chronicle
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Author Biography - Ian W. Toll
Ian W. Toll is the author of Pacific Crucible and Six Frigates, winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award and the William E. Colby Award. He lives in San Francisco and New York.
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