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Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy

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From the decision to build six heavy frigates through the cliffhanger campaign against Tripoli to the war that shook the world in 1812, Toll tells ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy

Overall customer rating: 3.667
Hugh T. J

Excellent Read

by Hugh T. J on Feb 24, 2011

An excellent study of the building & thought that went into building the early American navy. More

Matthew

Decent early US naval history

by Matthew on Jul 27, 2008

This book starts out strong but loses its focus and deteriorates toward the end. One of the things I enjoyed the most about it was how it connected the infant navy with other events of the time period, showing th political maneuvering and fighting that accompanied the growth of the navy. Unfortunately ... More

Dave
by Dave on Apr 6, 2007

Good popular history of the first few US Navy Frigates and their extraordinary influence in America's early history. Traces most of the ship's perfromance through the Barbary War and the War of 1812, along with their other lessor adventures. Author cannot decide if he is writing a history of the ... More

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