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Book Review

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This document is Dr. Oxley's review of three books: If by Sea: The Forging of the American Navy--From the American Revolution to the War of 1812, by George C. Daughan. Basic Books, 2008. 563 pp. Maps, glossary, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN 978-0-465-01607-5 $30; The Age of the Ship of the Line: The British & French Navies, 1650-1815, by Jonathan R. Dull. University of Nebraska Press, 2009. 260 pp. Maps, diagrams, notes, index. ISBN 978-0-8032-1930-4 $29.95; and Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy, by Ian W. Toll. W.W. Norton, 2006. 560 pp. Illustrations, chronology, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN 978-0-393-33032-8 $16.95

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The Mariner’s Mirror: The International Journal of the Society of Nautical Research


Society for Nautical Research