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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
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine
Edición: 1st Edition
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
Sinopsis: After seventeen years of additional research and study, Tyrone G. Martin - captain of the USS Constitution during the nation's bicentennial celebrations - offers this revised and expanded edition of his famous ship's story, called "definitive" when the book first appeared in 1980. This new update commemorates the ship's own bicentennial: Constitution was launched in 1797 in Boston Harbor, where she is now preserved as a museum. In this edition the author confirms for the first time that the innovative diagonal riders that ensured the frigate's long life were present at the ship's launching. And he provides details about the ship's participation in battles that have long been ignored or glossed over in official reports. Pictorial battle diagrams based on new research have also been added. The book not only tells Constitution's complete story, but also presents a picture of life in the U.S. Navy during the nineteenth century - its proud moments and those that caused concern. The author includes some fascinating details on the organization, care, feeding, and disciplining of a crew, as well as about events serious, humorous, and tragic that involved such famous names in American naval history as Edward Preble and Stephen Decatur. Just as the original edition was a sought-after source of pleasure and information, this updated study will appeal to everyone who enjoys a good sea story along with historians, students, sailing ship enthusiasts, and ship modelers.
Called a definitive account when first published in 1980 and the winner of several book awards, this revised and expanded edition is available now for the first time in paperback. Tyrone G. Martin, the author, was captain of the USS Constitution during the nation's bicentennial celebrations. After decades of research and study, Martin was able to confirm that the innovative diagonal riders which ensured the frigate's long life were present at the ship's launching. He also provides details about the famous ship's participation in battles that have long been ignored or glossed over in official reports. Pictorial battle diagrams are included.
The book not only tells Constitution's complete story, but also presents a picture of life in the U.S. Navy during the nineteenth century?its proud moments as well as its concerns, attitudes, and tensions. Fascinating details are presented on the organization, care, feeding, and disciplining of the crew, and on events that involved such famous names in early American naval history as Edward Preble and Stephen Decatur. Just as previous editions were sought-after as sources of pleasure and information, this new edition will appeal to everyone who enjoys a good sea story and to serious students and sailing ship buffs seeking a reliable reference.
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