The Captain from Connecticut

The Captain from Connecticut

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by C. S. Forester
     
 

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In his only novel about the American sailing navy, C.S. Forester describes the exploits of a typical U.S. frigate cruising at sea during the War of 1812. Its captain, Josiah Peabody, demonstrates the revolutionary virtues of a new democracy fighting for its survival against an overwhelmingly superior British navy. During his daring voyage from Long Island Sound to the…  See more details below

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In his only novel about the American sailing navy, C.S. Forester describes the exploits of a typical U.S. frigate cruising at sea during the War of 1812. Its captain, Josiah Peabody, demonstrates the revolutionary virtues of a new democracy fighting for its survival against an overwhelmingly superior British navy. During his daring voyage from Long Island Sound to the Caribbean, Peabody and his crew manage to outrun, outfox and outmaneuver their clumsier opponents and deal them some shrewd blows in the process. At the same time, Peabody wins the affections of the same lady admired by the captain of a British warship.

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ISBN-13:
9781877853302
Publisher:
Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Series:
Great War Stories
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
669,783

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The Captain from Connecticut 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Old_Dog_New_Tricks More than 1 year ago
Having read the Hornblower series about pressed sailors, doing duty for King and Country, it was refreshing to hear how the Fledgling US Navy was manned. This would have made an interesting series to develop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book as per C.S. Foresters habit situates an early U.S.N. man into great peril and adventure. Sailing from the snowy bays of New York to the Caribbean Isles, this book has history, science, and even unsought love for The Captain of the Connecticut!
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