Old Ironsides: Eagle of the Sea: The Story of the USS Constitution
This is the story of the oldest warship afloat in the world, the venerable frigate USS Constitution, the cornerstone of the nascent American navy created by act of Congress in 1794. Colonel David Fitz-Enz re-creates the world of sail, when seven knots an hour was considered blinding speed for a warship. In Old Ironsides, Fitz-Enz tells the story of the ship, from its construction to the ongoing restoration efforts that keep it active today.
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CHAPTER TWO Early Days of the United States Navy
CHAPTER THREE The Elements of Sea Power
CHAPTER FOUR Caribbean Capers and the Barbary Pirates
CHAPTER FIVE Intolerable Grievances Lead toWar in 1812
CHAPTER SIX The War of 1812 Begins
CHAPTER SEVEN Englands Worst Nightmare
USS Constitution versusHMS Trincomalee
CHAPTER NINE The Last Act of the War of 1812
CHAPTER TEN Americas Treasure
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