Old Ironsides: Eagle of the Sea: The Story of the USS Constitution
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Dal risvolto interno: This is the story of the oldest war ship afloat in the world, the venerable frigate U.S.S. Constitution, the cornerstone of the nascent American navy created by an act of Congress in 1794. Having seen its first action against Barbary pirates in 1803-05, the ship went on to heroics during the War of 1812, during which it acquired the nickname "Old Ironsides" after a British sailor observed a cannon ball bouncing off its side. Later used as a training ship and for good will tours around the globe, the ship was ultimately brought to Boston and restored, where it remains today as a floating museum and enduring symbol of the Age of Sail. In Old Ironsides, Col. David Fitz-Enz tells the complete story of the ship, from its "breeched" birth to the ongoing restoration efforts that keep it active today.
Titolo: Old Ironsides: Eagle of the Sea: The Story ...
Casa editrice: Taylor Trade Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Condizione libro: very good
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Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.
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