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The Struggle for Sea Power: A Naval History of the American Revolution

Sam Willis
Format
Book
Published
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
Edition
First American edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780393239928, 0393239926
Summary
"A naval perspective on how the American Revolution was successfully waged against the 18th century's most established naval and military power in spite of limited American resources shares key insights into the histories of multiple countries and contributing economic, political and social factors, "--NoveList.
Contents
  • British pyre
  • American origins
  • European gunpowder
  • Canadian invasion
  • Colonial sea power
  • British evacuation
  • British attack
  • Freshwater fleets
  • American riposte
  • British surrender
  • American sea power
  • Bourbon alliance
  • French firepower
  • British survival
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Indian empire
  • Spanish patience
  • Bourbon invasion
  • British resourcefulness
  • Caribbean crisis
  • French incompetence
  • American destruction-- British dominance
  • Allied recommitment
  • Spanish skill
  • Russian meddling
  • Dutch disaster
  • British obsession
  • French escapes
  • Allied success.
Description
xxxiv, 572 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Notes
  • Maps on lining papers.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 523-544) and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original green cloth with taupe backstrip; dust jacket. Presented by the Blue Ridge Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia in memory of Jean Munro Tyree Oseth. Colonial Dames Fund, 2015/2016.
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