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George Washington's Secret Navy : How the American Revolution Went to Sea (Paperback)

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In 1775 General George Washingtonsecretly armed a handful of small ships andsent them to sea against the worldsmightiest navy

From the author of the critically acclaimed "BenedictArnolds Navy," here is the story of how Americas firstcommander-in-chief--whose previous military experiencehad been entirely on land--nursed the fledglingAmerican Revolution through a season of stalemate bysending troops to sea. Mining previously overlookedsources, James L. Nelsons swiftly moving narrativeshows that George Washington deliberately withheldknowledge of his tiny navy from the ContinentalCongress for more than two critical months, and thathe did so precisely because he knew Congress wouldnot approve.


Publisher McGraw-Hill
Mfg Part# 9780071628259
SKU 210613371
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0071628258
Release Date 4/27/2009
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