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James Monroe by Tim McGrath
James Monroe by Tim McGrath
May 05, 2020 | ISBN 9780451477262
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    May 05, 2020 | ISBN 9780698408890

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Give Me a Fast Ship
“[McGrath’s] descriptions are vivid, his commanders three-dimensional, and he evinces a genuine love of the world of white sails and black powder.”—The Wall Street Journal
“McGrath has a seafarer’s grasp of tactics and is a good storyteller, particularly as he weaves together the character of ships and the personalities of their captains. But it is in descriptions of the running battles at sea that he really shines…. McGrath keeps us transfixed.”—The Washington Post
“Solidly researched history presented with verve and gusto.”—Kirkus, starred review
“Fascinating and sprawling… McGrath never loses sight of the human dimension of his subject. He has mined archival sources largely neglected in previous histories, and the result is an exhaustively researched and fluently rendered account of the first incarnation of the American Navy.”—Ian W. Toll, New York Times bestselling author of Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy
John Barry
“That such a work is long overdue makes its achievement all the more pleasurable.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Combining sophisticated use of sources with a pleasing writing style, McGrath masterfully rescues a father of the U.S. Navy from unmerited eclipse.”—Publishers Weekly
“A great read and an absorbing account of a drama-filled life.”—Naval History
“A fresh look at a man worth remembering, and a great summer read.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

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