Never Defeated: The Frigate Constitution
The War of 1812 breaks out. The Yankee freedom is at stake. Live free or die decide the frigate Constitution's crew led by Captain Hull. Without given orders they dare to challenge an English frigate. In a severe battle she surrenders to Yankee courage and seamanship. While turning over the pages, you will share the hard life of American sailors and breathe the sea-air. A mosaic of real people and their lives in the whirlpool of War will open to your eyes: the black boy, sacrificing his chance to escape to save his dying white friend, an incredible Captain Hull's love-story as we all only dream of, seamen working above human limits and not giving the Constitution up to the British squadron... You will feel as proud as the ones who fought for the American freedom...
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I was a fan of history fictions in my youth; and I still like reading the history books. The novel about Frigate Constitution by Nicolas Orloff is based on historical documents and well researched. It is both a great read and a historical lesson! The novel describes real heroes of naval battles in 1812: the officers and semen who served on the frigate Constitution that was the first one to challenge the Royal Navy. The novel's end notes provide a perfect source for inquisitive readers, who are interested in USA history.
I thoroughly enjoyed this read and was deeply touched by the details of Captain Hull's life and especially by the vivid romantic details of his love story.
This novel is an excellent book for family reading and discussion.
Sofia Kozlova, Ph.D