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Nelson, James L.

George Washington's secret navy : how the American revolution went to sea / James L. Nelson - 378 p. illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references (p. 368-373) and index

The British command -- The greatest events, in the present age -- Noddles Island -- Machias sons of liberty -- "The amiable, generous and brave George Washington, Esquire" -- New Lords, new laws -- "We have the utmost reason to expect any attack" -- The Congressional Navy cabal -- "Our weakness & the enemy's strength at sea" -- George Washington's secret navy -- Hannah puts to sea -- Dolphin and industry -- Building and equipping an American fleet -- Marblehead boats at Beverly -- "Not a moment of time be lost" -- The empire strikes back -- Hancock and Franklin -- Congress pays a visit -- "For gods sake hurry off the vessels" -- Lee's autumn cruise -- "The blundering Captn Coit" -- Convoys and cruisers -- "Hard gales and squally" -- "[U]niversal joy ran through the whole" -- "His people are contentd" -- "And a privateering we will go, my boys" -- A new army -- A new year -- A new fleet -- Commodore of the fleet -- "[A] stroke well aim'd" -- "It is with the greatest pleasure I inform you" -- Epilogue: Washington rides south

0071493891 (acidfree paper) 9780071493895 (acidfree paper)

2008005355

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