Jack Tars and Commodores

he American Navy 1783-1815

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Jack Tars and Commodores is a lively and authoritative account of the United States Navy from Independence through the War of 1812.

During this turbulent period the new American republic fought three...

A Note From the Publisher

William M. Fowler, Jr., is a professor of history at Northeastern University in Boston and managing editor of the New England Quarterly. Among his previous books are Rebels Under Sail, a dramatic...