Stock Image

IF BY SEA. The Forging Of The American Navy-From The Revolution To The War Of 1812.

Daughan, George C.

140 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0465016073 / ISBN 13: 9780465016075
Published by Basic Books:, 2008
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
From PASCALE'S BOOKS (NORTH READING, MA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 10, 1999

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

536 pages, illustrated. "Drawing on fifteen years of research, historian George C. Daughan chronicles the embattled origins of the United States Navy." FINE HARDCOVER, FINE DUST JACKET, signed by the author. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 026256

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: IF BY SEA. The Forging Of The American ...

Publisher: Basic Books:

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: By the Author.

About this title

Synopsis:

The American Revolution-and thus the history of the United States-began not on land but on the sea. Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride not by jumping on a horse, but by scrambling into a skiff with two other brave patriots to cross Boston Harbor to Charlestown. Revere and his companions rowed with muffled oars to avoid capture by the British warships closely guarding the harbor. As they paddled silently, Revere's neighbor was flashing two lanterns from the belfry of Old North Church, signaling patriots in Charlestown that the redcoats were crossing the Charles River in longboats. In every major Revolutionary battle thereafter the sea would play a vital, if historically neglected, role. When the American colonies took up arms against Great Britain, they were confronting the greatest sea-power of the age. And it was during the War of Independence that the American Navy was born. But following the British naval model proved crushingly expensive, and the Founding Fathers fought viciously for decades over whether or not the fledgling republic truly needed a deep-water fleet. The debate ended only when the Federal Navy proved indispensable during the War of 1812. Drawing on decades of prodigious research, historian George C. Daughan chronicles the embattled origins of the U.S. Navy. From the bloody and gunpowder-drenched battles fought by American sailors on lakes and high seas to the fierce rhetorical combat waged by the Founders in Congress, If By Sea charts the course by which the Navy became a vital and celebrated American institution.

About the Author:

George C. Daughan holds a Ph.D. in American History and Government from Harvard University. He spent three years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He taught at the Air Force Academy and was also director of the MA program of international affairs there. Subsequently, he held a professorship at Connecticut College, and also taught at the University of Colorado, the University of New Hampshire, and Wesleyan University. He now resides in Portland, Maine.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

PASCALE'S BOOKS a mail order business specializing in scholarly non-fiction, in many subjects, such as legal history, sociology, technology, architecture, aviation, astronomy and natural sciences & more. Content and condition are both equally important to me as a bookseller. I have 30 years experience buying and selling books & ephemera. "Read an old book and learn something new."

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

All dust jackets are protected with a clear plastic dust jacket.
Returns are accepted according to the Abebooks Returns Policy, call or email within 7 days of delivery.
Massachusetts customers note sale tax is 6.25%.
PASCALE'S BOOKS- DEBORAH PASCALE
170 ELM ST. NORTH READING MA. USA 01864-2942
978-276-3122
d.dapbooks@verizon.net


Shipping Terms:

U.S.A Shipping:

U.S. PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE MAILER: $6.00 for a book up to 2 pounds, for a quick delivery.
Media Mail:$4.00
Oversized books could cost more.

International Shipping For One Standard Sized Book::

CANADA POSTAGE: GLOBAL PRIORTY MAIL FLAT RATE: $25.00
INTERNATIONAL MAIL: GLOBAL PRIORITY FLAT RATE MAILER: $35.00

These costs could be less depending on the weight of the book.
These costs could be more depending on the weight, size or cost for insurance. You can review shipping costs at www.usps.com
Shipping times cannot be guaranteed. They are only estimates based on the carriers' delivery times, and do not include Customs processing. If your order will pass through Customs, please expect a possible delay. Also I will ship your book for the lowest cost possible. Note that the United States Post Office does not ship surface mail, internationally any longer.

Need more information please call 978-276-3122 Eastern Standard Time, or email d.dapbooks@verizon.net

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal Invoice Bank Draft