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Letters From The Prisons And Prison Ships Of The Revolution

Author : Henry Reed Stiles
ISBN : OXFORD:N10621959
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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Ships And Seamen Of The American Revolution

Author : Jack Coggins
ISBN : 0486420728
Genre : History
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This carefully researched account of a lesser-known but vital aspect of the American war for independence chronicles exciting ship-to-ship battles, Benedict Arnold's efforts to build a fleet in Lake Champlain, the harassment of British ships by privateers, David Bushnell's "sub-marine" vessel and floating mines, uniforms, and much more. More than 150 black-and-white illustrations.

Ships Of The American Revolutionary Navy

Author : Mark Lardas
ISBN : 9781849081320
Genre : History
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Mark Lardas explores the origins of American warships, primarily light and medium frigates, built for the Continental Navy during the years 1776–1783. This was the first navy of the United States and much of the fleet was comprised of ships that had been modified from existing vessels, converted into warships to provide a crucial service during the American Revolutionary War. Despite having no real funding, this unique fleet had a surprising amount of success against the might of the Royal Navy, and this title discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each design, and the differences between European and American warships of the time. With a close look at how these ships performed in key battles, as well as the exploits of John Paul Jones – the founding father of the United States Navy – this is a complete, illustrated overview of the ships' service and development until France's entry into the war and the subsequent decline in importance of the Continental Navy.

Ships And Science

Author : Larrie D. Ferreiro
ISBN : UOM:39015063211984
Genre : Science
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The first book to portray the birth of naval architecture as an integral part of theScientific Revolution, examining its development and application across the major shipbuildingnations of Europe.

The Influence Of Sea Power Upon The French Revolution And Empire 1793 1812

Author : Alfred Thayer Mahan
ISBN : NYPL:33433008460879
Genre : France
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The Prison Ship Adventure Of James Forten Revolutionary War Captive

Author : Marty Rhodes Figley
ISBN : 9781467750646
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Captured at sea . . . a young man must choose between his country and his freedom. The Atlantic Ocean, 1781. James Forten is a free African American sailor on an American ship, the Royal Louis, during the Revolutionary War. After his ship is captured by the British, he becomes a prisoner on the Amphion. James worries that he will be sold as a slave. Will James ever see his home again?

Ships Of The American Revolution

Author : John Fitzhugh Millar
ISBN : 0883880369
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The French Revolution

Author : Thomas Carlyle
Genre : France
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Ships Of The American Revolution And Their Models

Author : Harold M. Hahn
ISBN : 0851774679
Genre : United States
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In this book model construction is described in detail, from initial conversion of the admiralty draughts into model plans on through to the completion of the project. It includes explainations and teaching techniques, plus methods of ship model construction.

Principles And Acts Of The Revolution In America Or An Attempt To Collect And Preserve Some Of The Speeches Orations Proceedings ; With Sketches And Remarks On Men And Things And Other Fugitive Or Neglected Pieces Belonging To The Men Of The Revolutionary Period In The United States

Author : Hezekiah Niles
ISBN : NLI:3009618-10
Genre : United States
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Colonial And Revolutionary

Author : Robert Tomes
ISBN : UCAL:$C16468
Genre : Battles
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Women In The American Revolution

Author : Sudie Doggett Wike
ISBN : 9781476630878
Genre : History
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Without the support of American women, victory in the Revolutionary War would not have been possible. They followed the Continental Army, handling a range of jobs that were usually performed by men. On the orders of General Washington, some were hired as nurses for $2 per month and one full ration per day--disease was rampant and nurse mortality was high. A few served with artillery units or masqueraded as men to fight in the ranks. The author focuses on the many key roles women filled in the struggle for independence, from farming to making saltpeter to spying.

Documents Relating To The Colonial Revolutionary And Post Revolutionary History Of The State Of New Jersey

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015522639
Genre : New Jersey
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Journal Of The Royal United Service Institution

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ISBN : UCAL:B2877219
Genre : Naval art and science
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Literature Of The Revolutionary Period 1765 1787

Author : Edmund Clarence Stedman
ISBN : UCAL:B3548856
Genre : American literature
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The Pictorial Field Book Of The Revolution

Author : Benson John Lossing
Genre : United States
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This work is a pictorial history of the American Revolution.

Small Boats And Daring Men

Author : Benjamin Armstrong
ISBN : 9780806163178
Genre : History
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Two centuries before the daring exploits of Navy SEALs and Marine Raiders captured the public imagination, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps were already engaged in similarly perilous missions: raiding pirate camps, attacking enemy ships in the dark of night, and striking enemy facilities and resources on shore. Even John Paul Jones, father of the American navy, saw such irregular operations as critical to naval warfare. With Jones’s own experience as a starting point, Benjamin Armstrong sets out to take irregular naval warfare out of the shadow of the blue-water battles that dominate naval history. This book, the first historical study of its kind, makes a compelling case for raiding and irregular naval warfare as key elements in the story of American sea power. Beginning with the Continental Navy, Small Boats and Daring Men traces maritime missions through the wars of the early republic, from the coast of modern-day Libya to the rivers and inlets of the Chesapeake Bay. At the same time, Armstrong examines the era’s conflicts with nonstate enemies and threats to American peacetime interests along Pacific and Caribbean shores. Armstrong brings a uniquely informed perspective to his subject; and his work—with reference to original naval operational reports, sailors’ memoirs and diaries, and officers’ correspondence—is at once an exciting narrative of danger and combat at sea and a thoroughgoing analysis of how these events fit into concepts of American sea power. Offering a critical new look at the naval history of the Early American era, this book also raises fundamental questions for naval strategy in the twenty-first century.

Warships In The Baltic Campaign 1918 20

Author : Angus Konstam
ISBN : 9781472851659
Genre : History
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A fascinating look at the British naval intervention in the Baltic in 1918–20, and at the British, Soviet and Baltic nationalist fleets that fought. Following the Russian Revolution of October 1917, the Baltic states became a battleground between Russian Reds and Whites, German troops and emerging Baltic independence forces. In November 1918, the British government decided to intervene, to protect British interests and to support the emerging Baltic states. This initial small force of cruisers and destroyers was eventually augmented by other British warships, including aircraft carriers, a monitor, as well as a handful of submarines and torpedo boats. Opposing them was the far more powerful Russian Baltic Fleet, now controlled by the Bolsheviks. The campaign that followed involved naval clashes between the two sides, the most spectacular of which was an attack on the Soviet naval base of Kronstadt in June 1919 by a force of small British torpedo boats. They torpedoed and sunk the Russian cruiser Oleg, an action which effectively bottled the Baltic fleet up in port for the remainder of the campaign. Finally, in early 1920, the British squadron was withdrawn, following Soviet recognition of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This New Vanguard title explores the naval side of this little-known but strategically crucial campaign fought by the war-weary navies of Britain and Russia and by warships of the emerging Baltic states. Describing the political background to the conflict, and the key points of the naval campaign as well as the warships involved, this is a concise and fascinating account of an overlooked naval campaign that helped reshape the map of Europe.

The Sailor S Magazine And Naval Journal

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History Of The Wars Resulting From The Frenchrevolution To Which Is Added An Appendix

Author : Edward Seymour (of the Inner temple.)
ISBN : OXFORD:590898629
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