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Old Ironsides is hundreds of years old and still on active duty in the United States navy. Launched in 1797, the ship was named the Constitution, but its strong hull earned it the nickname "Old Ironsides." During battles, cannonballs seemed to bounce off her sides. The merchant ships of the newly formed country were constantly under attack from the Barbary Pirates while France and Great Britain threatened commerce. Six frigates were ordered to be built to protect American interests. With more than an acre of sail and 44 guns, the ship was instrumental during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. For decades public outcry kept the ship from being discarded, and it sailed once more in 1997 at its bicentennial. Part of the "Cornerstones of Freedom, Second Series," the book is full of interesting historical information of ships, people, battles, and the young United States. Excellent photographs and illustrations, bibliographic information, an index, timeline, and glossary are included. 2003, Childrens Press,
— Laura Hummel
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531211045
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Cornerstones of Freedom Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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