If by Sea: The Forging of the American Navy - From the Revolution to the War of 1812.
The story of the origin of the American Navy. From the controversy over whether to invest in a Navy at all to the decisive role played in the War of 1812, this is a great story, fun to read, and full of surprises. Excellent resource too, with an extensive index and bibliography. Attractive dust jacket. Perseus, 2008. Hb, Dj. 536 pgs. Orig. $30.00. NEW. $12.00