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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2019 1:51 p.m. PST

…. with France, 1798-1801

"An award-winning study of the Franco-American undeclared naval war at the turn of the nineteenth century, this history of the nearly forgotten struggle is filled with the dramatic actions of such frigates as the Constellation and her capture of l'Insurgente, as well as the sundry operations that protected American commerce from the depredations of the French corsairs in the Caribbean. First published in 1987, the book avoids the parochialism of earlier studies by placing the American war within a European context. It takes a critical look at the command and operations of the first secretary of the Navy, Benjamin Stoddert, and how under his direction the Navy proved itself ship for ship as--if not more--effective against French privateers than the Royal Navy."
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BrianW07 Nov 2019 5:07 p.m. PST

I have this. It is an essential book on the Quasi-War. It also gives some insights into later matters, such as why there were only 3 of the 44 gun frigates built.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2019 11:20 a.m. PST

Thanks!.


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