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Chronicles of the Frigate Macedonian, 1809-1922
     

Chronicles of the Frigate Macedonian, 1809-1922

by James Tertius de Kay
 

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"History that reads like a historical novel."—New York Times Book Review. "Thoroughly delightful and informative."— Atlantic Monthly
His Majesty's Frigate Macedonian was launched at Woolwich in 1810, at the height of the wars against Napoleon; its remains, refashioned as a seaside hotel, burned in the Bronx in 1922. It is barely remembered now, but in its

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"History that reads like a historical novel."—New York Times Book Review. "Thoroughly delightful and informative."— Atlantic Monthly
His Majesty's Frigate Macedonian was launched at Woolwich in 1810, at the height of the wars against Napoleon; its remains, refashioned as a seaside hotel, burned in the Bronx in 1922. It is barely remembered now, but in its time the Macedonian was recognized as the most important prize ever taken by the American navy--a distinction it holds to this day. The history of this one ship, recommissioned USS Macedonian after its capture from the British in the War of 1812, is an engrossing tale filled with battles, chases, near mutiny, and an engaging cast of commanders. The Macedonian played a prominent role in such major events as the liberation of Latin America, the war against the slave trade, the great Irish famine, and the American Civil War. Not just an entertaining narrative, however, the biography of this extraordinary ship is also a detailed portrait of gunboat diplomacy in the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393320244
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/17/2000
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

James Tertius de Kayhaswritten a number of well-received books of American naval history:Chronicles of the Frigate Macedonian;Monitor; andA Rage for Glory. He lives in Pawcatuck, Connecticut.

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