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July 2, 2014 4:11 PM

‘Give Me a Fast Ship’ sails through U.S. naval history in our revolution

Against the might of the British fleets, the American Navy of the Revolutionary War should have been smothered at birth, but intrepid captains in converted ships stung the royal navy again and again. In this well-researched and rollicking telling, Tim McGrath goes into previously hidden coves of how the United States battled on to nationhood.

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