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Six Frigates

The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy

by Ian W. Toll

  • 250 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by W. W. Norton .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Maritime history,
  • Naval forces & warfare,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: World,
  • USA,
  • Military - Naval,
  • Military - United States,
  • History / Military / United States,
  • General,
  • United States - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages592
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9367153M
    ISBN 10039333032X
    ISBN 109780393330328
    OCLC/WorldCa154706921

    Six Frigates Ian W. Toll, Author, Stephen Lang, Read by, read by Stephen Lang. S&S Audio $ (0p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book . Except for the epilogue and parts of the narrative, Six Frigates is an excellent book I’d recommend to anyone interested in the Age of Fighting Sail. I sincerely hope that Mr. Toll quits his job as a financial analyst and writes more wonderful books.

      Ian W. Toll is an independent naval historian and the award-winning best-known book, Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy, won broad critical acclaim and was selected for the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, the William E. Colby Award, and New York Times “Editor’s Choice” lives in San Francisco.4/5. "A fluent, intelligent history give[s] the reader a feel for the human quirks and harsh demands of life at sea."— New York Times Book Review, Six Frigates, The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy, Ian W Toll,

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As with Alfred Mahan’s ‘The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, ,’ Ian Toll’s ‘Six Frigates’, the winner of the Samuel Eliot Morrison Award for Naval Literature, is an important addition to naval history and a book well worth by:   The book uses the six frigates built by the nascent U.S.

Navy as its touchstone, and develops all the personalities and politics involved in the day around that central theme. You'll hear from Washington, Madison, Adams (both), Monroe, Jefferson, Hamilton, and others/5.

From the decision to build six heavy frigates, through the cliff-hanger campaign against Tripoli, to the war that shook the world inIan W. Toll tells this grand tale with the political insight of Founding Brothers and the narrative flair of Patrick O'Brian/5(68).

Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy - Kindle edition by Toll, Ian W. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S.

Six Frigates book. This first book by Toll, a former financial analyst and political speechwriter, is a fluent, intelligent history of American military policy from the early s, when Congress commissioned six.

Six Frigates by Ian W. Toll InPresident Washington signed legislation authorizing the construction of six heavy frigates. The unique combination of power, speed and tactical versatility -- smaller than a battleship and larger than a sloop -- that all navies sent on their most daring missions.

Get a FREE e-book by joining our Book Edition: Abridged. In Six Frigates, Ian Toll captures both the grand design and small nuances of America's evolution toward a naval power. I enthusiastically recommend this book as a superb distillation of a period of history frequently given modest attention.5/5(5).

Six Frigates tells the story of the early years of the American Navy focused primarily on its first six "Heavy Frigates." We learn of the politics surrounding the debate over whether a navy was truely needed as well as its equiping and manning.

Battles are described in exciting detail. Tim Gardam enjoys Ian W Toll's Six Frigates, a swashbuckling account following the US Navy from fledgling force to superpower Tim Gardam Sat 16 Dec EST First published on Sat 16 Dec.

A sharp explanation of how American politics has become so discordant. Journalist Klein, co-founder of Vox, formerly of the Washington Post, MSNBC, and Bloomberg, reminds readers that political commentators in the s and ’60s denounced Republicans and Democrats as “tweedledum and tweedledee.”With liberals and conservatives in both parties, they Author: Ian W.

Toll. LibraryThing Review User Review - Stbalbach - LibraryThing. Six Frigates is Ian Toll's first book, published in It recounts the history of the first US Navy war ships, commissioned to fight Barbary Coast pirates and then to be dismantled once the job was 4/5(15).

Six Frigates The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy (Book): Toll, Ian W.: How a handful of bastards and outlaws fighting under a piece of striped bunting humbled the omnipotent British the ink was dry on the U.S.

Constitution, the establishment of a permanent military had become the most divisive issue facing the new government. Find books like Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U. Navy from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who lik. Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the, Hardcover by Toll, Ian W., ISBNISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US Describes the origins and early history of the American Navy, discussing the debates by the founding fathers over the need for a permanent military, the decision to construct six heavy /5(K).

On OctoW.W. Norton & Company published Ian W. Toll's Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. its + pages, Toll (a former political speechwriter and financial analyst) tells the incredible story of the founding of the United States Navy during the Presidential tenures of John Adams and Thomas : Alex Diaz-Granados.

Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide) Toll, Ian W, Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy. New York: W.W.

Norton & Co, MLA Citation (style guide)Author: Toll, Ian W. Six frigates Overall very well written and informative.

One of the least biased historical narratives I've seen. Gives me hope for the US, as the founding fathers were as decided as we are today. If you are into sail and early American history this is a must read/5(). From the decision to build six heavy frigates, through the cliff-hanger campaign against Tripoli, to the war that shook the world inIan W.

Toll tells this grand tale with the political insight of Founding Brothers and the narrative flair of Patrick O'Brian. Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy - Ebook written by Ian W.

Toll. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy/5(38).

History Book Review: Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy by Ian W. Toll. Get this from a library! Six frigates: the epic history of the founding of the U.S. Navy. [Ian W Toll] -- Describes the origins and early history of the American Navy, discussing the debates by the founding fathers over the need for a permanent military, the decision to .A long book, Six Frigates reads quickly in large part because of the rich evocations of pre-Industrial sailing, war and politics.

The one thing that holds this book back is the generally undefined use of nautical and ship's terms (larboard, mizzenmast, royal yards, top sails, etc.) Toll points out in a brief foreword that the book might have /5(11).The book explores the foreign policy that the six frigates became the point of, involving the British, French, and Barbary pirates.

Best of all, Toll puts develops the personalities of the early Navy commanders and Naval Secretaries, showing /5().