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By: Volo, James M.
Publisher: Westport, Connecticut, Praeger: 2007
Seller ID: 17181A
Crisp, BRAND NEW book. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover.An interesting look at a side of the American Revolution that rarely takes center stage -- the war that took place on the water. What is often little understood is that the fact that this began as early as 1764 when a Royal Navy cutter, St. John, engaged in the suppression of smuggling and was fired upon by Rhode Islanders. Five years later the revenue sloop Liberty was seized and burned by the people of Newport. The author explores these early forays, and those that followed, with emphasis on the period before 1779 when the ... View more info