If By Sea

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If By Sea

The Forging of the American Navy--from the Revolution to the War of 1812

By George C. Daughan

Basic Books, Hardcover, 9780465016075, 568pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2008


From Boston Harbor to Yorktown; from wars with France and Tripoli to the dramatic Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812, the definitive history of the creation of the American Navy

About the Author
George C. Daughan holds a Ph.D. in American History and Government from Harvard University. He spent three years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He taught at the Air Force Academy and was also director of the MA program of international affairs there. Subsequently, he held a professorship at Connecticut College, and also taught at the University of Colorado, the University of New Hampshire, and Wesleyan University. He now resides in Portland, Maine.

Praise For If By Sea

The Journal of Southern History
“[A] thoughtful and engrossing overview of American naval history from 1775 to 1815.”