Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Six Frigates By: Ian W. Tolls

A great book about the establishment of the U.S. Navy.  Covers some of the more famous battles and some not so famous.  Does use many nautical terms but for me, a formal Navy guy, I was right at home. 

Not only does it cover the frigates, their captains and crew; it also goes into a small history lesson since there was some back-and-forth on the subject of even having a formal navy since Britain was "THE" Super Power.

This book is perfectly safe for someone 12 Years or older (although nautical words COULD be a hindrance).  Describes death from cannon balls, grape shot, and muskets.  

Paperback: 592 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (March 17, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 039333032X
ISBN-13: 978-0393330328

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