Are you a history buff...or just like to party? Here's a good excuse..the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812... It's a national celebration! (You didn't know that?)
I stumbled upon SIX FRIGATES when searching for a title that would satisfy two interests—early American history and adventure on the high seas in the age of sail. What I found was a real gem!
I had never heard of the author (I think it’s his first book) and itunes (the site I search for e-books) had no reader reviews at all. So, I took a chance and never looked back.
SIX FRIGATES by Ian W. Toll tells the story of the founding of the US Navy. There were (you guessed it) six ships that were commissioned in 1794 (all but one was personally named by George Washington). To spread the economic benefits, each ship was constructed in six naval yards throughout the country (very similar to military appropriations of today).
|THE USS CONSTITUTION|