A comprehensive study of the crash program to build a navy during the Revolution and of the role the navy played in the ultimate victory over England. Extremely well written, it has great value for today's student of history. Dealing with the creation, organization, and control of the Continental navy and the various state navies in turn, he has emphasized that neglected page of our history rather than the well- known exploits of a few popular heroes. THE NATION ""It is a real masterly book, well conceived, thoroughly studied, and judiciously written. It is a real contribution to the study of the American revolution. _C. H. VanTyne AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW ""A valuable work of reference."" NEW YORK TIMES This title is cited and recommended by Guide to the Study of the United States of America; Bibliography of Comparative Literature - Baldensperger.