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George Washington's Secret Navy: How the American Revolution Went to Sea #2020

George Washington s Secret Navy How the American Revolution Went to Sea In General George Washington secretly armed a handful of small ships and sent them to sea against the world s mightiest navy From the author of the critically acclaimed Benedict Arnold s Navy he

  • Title: George Washington's Secret Navy: How the American Revolution Went to Sea
  • Author: James L. Nelson
  • ISBN: 9780071493895
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Hardcover
  • George Washington's Secret Navy: How the American Revolution Went to Sea By James L. Nelson, In 1775 General George Washington secretly armed a handful of small ships and sent them to sea against the world s mightiest navy.From the author of the critically acclaimed Benedict Arnold s Navy, here is the story of how America s first commander in chief whose previous military experience had been entirely on land nursed the fledgling American Revolution through a seaIn 1775 General George Washington secretly armed a handful of small ships and sent them to sea against the world s mightiest navy.From the author of the critically acclaimed Benedict Arnold s Navy, here is the story of how America s first commander in chief whose previous military experience had been entirely on land nursed the fledgling American Revolution through a season of stalemate by sending troops to sea Mining previously overlooked sources, James L Nelson s swiftly moving narrative shows that George Washington deliberately withheld knowledge of his tiny navy from the Continental Congress for than two critical months, and that he did so precisely because he knew Congress would not approve.Mr Nelson has taken an episode that occupies no than a few paragraphs in other histories of the Revolution and, with convincing research and vivid narrative style, turned it into an important, marvelously readable book Thomas Fleming, author of The Perils of Peace America s Struggle to Survive after Yorktown A gripping and fascinating book about the daring and heroic mariners who helped George Washington change the course of history and create a nation Nelson wonderfully brings to life a largely forgotten but critically important piece of America s past Eric Jay Dolin, author of Leviathan The History of Whaling in America The political machinations are as exciting as the blood stirring ship actions in this meticulously researched story of the shadowy beginnings of American might on the seas John Druett, author of Island of the Lost Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

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    1 thought on “George Washington's Secret Navy: How the American Revolution Went to Sea

    1. Well written and well researched A wonderful research reference for someone like me, an author of historical fiction.

    2. Everything in this book was new to me Nelson has covered an important part of American history that had completely eluded me.What a wonderful historian and writer he is I m sorry it took so many years for me to discover him.

    3. Privateers, the risk was very great the reward even greater Some merchants turned privateer made their fortunes and ran the gauntlet for Washington s Army Others, invested heavily, like General Nathaniel Green and lost almost everything This tells their amazing story of how they turned the tide in the war Fun to read and the audiobook s a blast.

    4. A very good read The author takes us back to 1775 when George Washington arrived in Cambridge after Lexington, Concord and Battle Hill and operating on a shoestring The colonists held the land around and above Boston where the British and loyalists were situated Washington s background and experience was with land based fighting He knew he didn t have the manpower, materials or supplies to confront the British and he didn t want the British to learn how poorly manned and armed the colonists were [...]

    5. Overall, there was a lot of interesting information in this book It was clearly carefully researched by the author However If By Sea The Forging of the American Navy From the Revolution to the War of 1812 by George Daughan, was written in a much compelling way although the role of Washington in the early navy is only lightly brushed upon If the early days of the American navy, or greater insight into Washington and the early days of his command are of interest to you, then George Washington s S [...]

    6. This was a good book I didn t know the significance of American s naval warfare during the revolution as history books seem to imply that France was our naval crutch True they were vital to America s victory, it may not had come to that if it weren t for the role Americans undertook in the early years.

    7. A great piece of nonfiction The short chapters and engaging writing make this an easy and very informative read.

    8. The book assumes a certain level of knowledge about the basics of the American Revolution that is not known to overseas readers however that is not spoiling my enjoyment of it

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