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Jack Tars and Commodores: The American Navy, 1783-1815

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Hardcover, 318 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Houghton Mifflin
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Nooilforpacifists
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: naval-history
Fowler had the misfortune of writing a good, if not entirely comprehensive, book on the founding of the American navy several years before Ian Toll's suspenseful and exhaustive "Six Frigates". Credit Fowler, however, for providing the order of battle before most of the lake skirmishes in the war of 1812. Like most such books, "Jacks, Tars & Commodores" needed about twice the maps. And a more dramatic tone, plus a better title.

But then this would be "Six Frigates", the book you should be
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Anthony
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
July 17, 2018

A review by Anthony T. Riggio of the book: Jack Tars and Commodores: The American Navy, 1783-1815 written by William M. Fowler Jr.

I bought this book from Amazon, in Kindle format some time ago and was in the mood of some naval history. This book was a delightful glimpse into a nascent American Navy. It is well written and a compelling look at the period in our history after the Revolutionary War and up to the conclusion of the War of 1812.

It is a wonder to most people who read about
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