The Captain from Connecticut

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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. ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781877853302
  • Publisher: Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 8/1/1997
  • Series: Great War Stories
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 519,662

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  • Posted February 14, 2012

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    A pleasant change from the Royal Navy

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2014

    Sailing in the infant age of America

    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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