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Sea Raiders of the American Revolution: The Continental Navy in European Waters
Sea Raiders of the American Revolution: The Continental Navy in European Waters
 
Our Price: $30.00
Year: 2003
Pages: 73
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 0756737192

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E. Gordon Bowen-Hassell, Dennis M. Conrad, & Mark L. Hayes. Concerns 3 captains of the Continental Navy: Lambert Wickes, Gustavus Conyngham, & John Paul Jones. In recounting the stories of their lives & examining the roles they played in the Navy’s early years, it highlights the difficult circumstances that each man faced operating in seas dominated by the British Navy & emphasizes that the outcome of the American War for Independence was far from certain. Also illustrates the humanity of these heroes, revealing their weaknesses as well as their strengths. Like naval leaders today, these officers faced tough choices & were forced to live with the consequences, for good or ill. Their lives & choices had an important influence on the course of the war & on the character of the naval service. Color illus.

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