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A Most Fortunate Ship, A Narative History of Old Ironsides

Martin, Tyrone G

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ISBN 10: 1557505888 / ISBN 13: 9781557505880
Editorial: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1st Printing, Revised Edition, 1997
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Fine cloth hardback, gilt lettering, NF DJ. Cover with minimal shelf wear. DJ has minor edge wear. Binding tight. End papers and pp look unused. Sml 4to, 421 pp with illustrations and maps, notes, glossary, biblio and index. The Revised Edition is the result of 17 more years of research and study by the author. Because of the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for mailing or for shipping outside the continental USA. ISBN# 1557505888. N° de ref. de la librería 8091

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Título: A Most Fortunate Ship, A Narative History of...

Editorial: Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1st Printing, Revised Edition

Año de publicación: 1997

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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The captain of the USS Constitution during the US bicentennial augments his 1980 history of the country's most famous sailing ship with the fruits of additional research just in time for the ship's own bicentennial in 1997. He confirms that the diagonal riders were in the ship from the first, provides details and diagrams of battles the ship has taken part in, and includes a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.


Considered a definitive account when first published in 1980, A Most Fortunate Ship is now available in a revised edition to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the USS Constitution, America's most famous naval vessel. The warship earned the nickname "Old Ironsides" because of its apparent invincibility fighting enemy ships such as the HMS Guerriere, the HMS Java, and ships sailed by the Barbary pirates. The prose is good, but the graphics are even better: beautiful illustrations dot these pages, as do rare photographs and helpful battle diagrams. Tyrone Martin's depiction of everyday life in the early 19th-century American navy is especially interesting.

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