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29-05-2015, 15:41

Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea

Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
Author: Tim McGrath
Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea
NAL Hardcover
ISBN: 0451416104
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 15,6
Language: English
Pages: 560
Five ships against hundredsthe fledgling American Navy versus the greatest naval force the world had ever seen
America in 1775 was on the verge of revolutionor, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord, Englands King George sent hundreds of ships westward to bottle up American harbors and prey on American shipping. Colonists had no force to defend their coastline and waterways until John Adams of Massachusetts proposed a bold solution: The Continental Congress should raise a navy.
The idea was mad. The Royal Navy was the mightiest floating arsenal in history, with a seemingly endless supply of vessels. More than a hundred of these were massive ships of the line, bristling with up to a hundred high-powered cannon that could level a city. The British were confident that His Majestys warships would quickly bring the rebellious colonials to their knees.

Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea

 

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