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Six frigates: the epic history of the founding of the U.S. Navy

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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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"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 ReviewBefore 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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subject_facet Frigates -- United States -- History -- 18th century, Frigates -- United States -- History -- 19th century, United States -- History -- Tripolitan War, 1801-1805 -- Naval operations, United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Naval operations, United States -- History, Naval -- 18th century, United States -- History, Naval -- 19th century, United States. -- Navy -- History -- 18th century, United States. -- Navy -- History -- 19th century
title_display Six frigates : the epic history of the founding of the U.S. Navy
title_full 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
title_short Six frigates :
title_sub the epic history of the founding of the U.S. Navy
topic_facet Frigates, History, History, Naval, Military, Naval operations, Nonfiction