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If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy--from the Revolution to the War of 1812
     

If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy--from the Revolution to the War of 1812

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by George C. Daughan
 

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Most historians trace the origins of the Continental Navy to George Washington's 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 navy's little-recognized

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Most historians trace the origins of the Continental Navy to George Washington's 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 navy's 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465025145
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
390,347
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


George C. Daughan holds a Ph.D. in American History and Government from Harvard University and is a member of the American Historical Association, the National Maritime Historical Society, the North American Society for Oceanic History, and the Maine Historical Society. He resides in Portland, Maine.

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