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Captains Contentious

The Dysfunctional Sons of the Brine

Louis Arthur Norton

The American War of Independence was won as much at sea as on land, an achievement due in part to a remarkable quintet of naval commanders: John Manley, Silas Talbot, Dudley Saltonstall, Joshua Barney and John Paul Jones. Yet these men were anything but flawless heroes, as this gripping psychological history, punctuated by fast-paced naval battles, reveals. Arrogant and quarrelsome, they disobeyed their government and antagonized their fellow officers, while their lust for glory often brought them to the brink of disaster. Felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.

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  • Publisher: South Carolina UP
  • Year: 2009
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 185pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • ISBN: 9781570038075
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.4kg
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