JACK TARS AND COMMODORES: THE AMERICAN NAVY, 1783-1815.

By: Fowler, William M., Jr.

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318 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(A) lively and authoritative account of the United States Navy from Independence throught the War of 1812. During this turbulent period the new American republic fought three wars - declared and undeclared - against the Barbary States, France, and Great Britain. The first two were entirely naval affairs; the third, a combination of military action on land and sea. In each the survival of the young nation was due in large part to the efforts of the navy and the exploits of such men as Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, Thomas Truxtun, and Oliver Hazard Perry. William Fowler is a historian with the capacity to convert meticulous research into flowing narrative. Here he fuses political and naval history, looking at political forces in the rapidly expanding U.S. society as well as at naval ordnance, operations, and the fateful and exciting battles at sea. He deals too with the often neglected human aspects of life aboard ship, focusing on those who served in the forecastle as well as the great men on the quarterdeck." Minor soiling on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears - taped at top inside of spine.

Title: JACK TARS AND COMMODORES: THE AMERICAN NAVY, 1783-1815.

Author Name: Fowler, William M., Jr.

Categories: American History & Travel, Military - American Revolution/War 1812, Military - Naval, Sailing & The Sea,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1984

ISBN Number: 0395353149

ISBN Number 13: 9780395353141

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 23928

Keywords: United States, Navy, 18th century, 19th, War 1812, France, Tripolitan, Congress, Mediterranean, Preble, Tripoli, Perry, Macdonough, Algiers, Bainbridge, Canadian, Lake Champlain, Isaac Chauncey, Chesapeake, Constitution, Stephen Decatur, Erie, Frigates, American War of Independence, american Revolution, Age of Sail, Seamen, Sailors, Barbary States, Great Britain, Great Lakes, Isaace Hull, Thomas Truxtun, Oliver Hazard Perry, American Politics, Naval History, Naval Ordnance, Naval Operations, Naval Battles.,