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In 1803, a young man joins the crew of what will become the most famous frigate of the early US Navy - USS Constitution. From the sands of North Africa during the first Barbary War, across the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean, we follow the exploits of a young American seaman. At the outbreak of the War of 1812, Captain Alain de Noux takes the ship he personally designed ...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published July 4th 2013 by Createspace
(first published July 3rd 2013)
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Meet Alain de Noux, hero of the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, decorated US Navy Captain, witness of Trafalgar, innovative ship designer and builder, privateer and seducer of women—a highly versatile young man. Alain had to pad his age by three years to get into the Navy, and what he accomplishes before attaining his true age of twenty-five, defies belief in naval circles to the extent that the Royal Navy claimed their ships were lost in storms rather than admit that one man could inflict ...more