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The Resource Give me a fast ship : the Continental Navy and America's Revolution at sea, Tim McGrath

Give me a fast ship : the Continental Navy and America's Revolution at sea, Tim McGrath

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Give me a fast ship : the Continental Navy and America's Revolution at sea
Title
Give me a fast ship
Title remainder
the Continental Navy and America's Revolution at sea
Statement of responsibility
Tim McGrath
Title variation
Continental Navy and America's Revolution at sea
Title variation remainder
the Continental Navy and Americas Revolution at sea
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution-- or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord, England's King George sent hundreds of ships westward to bottle up American harbors and prey on American shipping. Colonists had no force to defend their coastline and waterways until John Adams of Massachusetts proposed a bold solution: The Continental Congress should raise a navy
Summary
America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution-or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord, England's King George sent hundreds of ships westward to bottle up American harbors and prey on American shipping. Colonists had no force to defend their coastline and waterways until John Adams of Massachusetts proposed a bold solution: The Continental Congress should raise a navy. The idea was mad. The Royal Navy was the mightiest floating arsenal in history, with a seemingly endless supply of vessels. Meticulously researched and masterfully told, Give Me a Fast Ship is a rousing, epic tale of war on the high seas-and the definitive history of the American Navy during the Revolutionary War
Writing style
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10324723
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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McGrath, Tim
Dewey number
973.3/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the Continental Navy and America's Revolution at sea
Label
Give me a fast ship : the Continental Navy and America's Revolution at sea, Tim McGrath
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 502-525) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Rebellious fanaticks" -- "If the rebels should pay us a visit ..." -- "I fear nothing" -- "That rebel is my brother" -- "Heaven has succeeded our adventures" -- "The gang of pyrates" -- "Under the vault of heaven" -- "Her teeth were too many" -- "In harm's way" -- "Diamond cut diamond" -- "Fresh gales and dirty weather" -- "Send that ship to sea" -- Shubael Gardner -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn861673685
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 543 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451416100
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014008295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)861673685
Label
Give me a fast ship : the Continental Navy and America's Revolution at sea, Tim McGrath
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 502-525) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Rebellious fanaticks" -- "If the rebels should pay us a visit ..." -- "I fear nothing" -- "That rebel is my brother" -- "Heaven has succeeded our adventures" -- "The gang of pyrates" -- "Under the vault of heaven" -- "Her teeth were too many" -- "In harm's way" -- "Diamond cut diamond" -- "Fresh gales and dirty weather" -- "Send that ship to sea" -- Shubael Gardner -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn861673685
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 543 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451416100
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014008295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)861673685

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