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Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy | Ian W. Toll
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"A fluent, intelligent history...give[s] the reader a feel for the human quirks and harsh demands of life at sea."—New York Times Book Review Before the ink was dry on the U.S. Constitution, the establishment of a permanent military became the most divisive issue facing the new government. The founders—particularly Jefferson, Madison, and Adams—debated fiercely. Would a standing army be the thin end of dictatorship? Would a navy protect from pirates or drain the treasury and provoke hostility? Britain alone had hundreds of powerful warships. From the decision to build six heavy frigates, through the cliff-hanger campaign against Tripoli, to the war that shook the world in 1812, Ian W. Toll tells this grand tale with the political insight of Founding Brothers and the narrative flair of Patrick O'Brian.
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RavenLovelyReads
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Cheers!

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CrowCAH
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#TallShipCelebration #TSC2019 #Frigates

I find the emergence of the US Navy fascinating; can‘t wait to read this for research!

Texreader Have you read Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates? I really enjoyed learning about this history that my high school teacher must have skipped. 2w
CrowCAH @Texreader yes, I have; found it fascinating! 2w
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bookandbedandtea
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Tonight we had a going away party for my baby girl who leaves for navy boot camp in just 10 days! 😯😢😩 I'm so proud of her, and excited for the adventures in her future, and yet I hate this! 😭 #militarymom

Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
C.Perone Oh wow, getting close!! I've still got 36 days before mine leaves for the Army(switched from Air Force) ❤️🍀🙏💪 #MilitaryMom 13mo
AmyG Wishing her (and yours @C.Perone) only good things. ❤️ 13mo
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C.Perone @AmyG Thank you☺️ 13mo
bookandbedandtea It's so hard. I mean, I'm super proud of her but I'm really having a hard time! @AmyG thank you! @C.Perone enjoy those 36 days! ❤🍀🙏💪#MilitaryMom 13mo
C.Perone We plan on it! 13mo
Aimeesue Awww. Best wishes to her for fair seas and following winds! 13mo
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EllieDottie
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CrowCAH
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#America https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W773ZPJhcVw #RockinMay @Cinfhen

The founding of America: people's came over on ships, USA Navy ships defended our waters, and pirates threatened our freedoms! Yet we are a people of resilience and fortitude, and we shall overcome!

Happy Memorial Day!

PirateJenny And pirates helped save us from.the Brits during the War of 1812! 😊 2y
CrowCAH @PirateJenny very true! Another great era: The Age of Sail!!! 2y
Cinfhen Wonderful tribute ❤️💙❤️ 2y
CrowCAH @Cinfhen thanks! 😊 2y
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