(1958)

Stokes Walesby, 1958 Series
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20
On-sale Date
1958-08-04
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Indexed from scanned copy at https://digitalcomicmuseum.com, and from a print copy. On-sale date from 1958 Books and Pamphlets, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

The Daring and Diplomacy That Built a Great Nation and Navy (Table of Contents)

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Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Esek Hopkins; John Barry; Lambert Wickes; John Paul Jones

Naval Arms 1772-1782 (Table of Contents: 1)

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Going to war in 1775 the American patriots were short of weapons.
Genre
non-fiction; military

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover. Review of naval arms during the American Revolution.

Machias Maine 1775 (Table of Contents: 2)

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Theodore Roscoe
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In the spring of 1775 New England was up in arms.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Jeremiah O'Brien; Maine sailors; British sailors
Synopsis
As Revolution breaks out, Jeremiah O'Brien leads men to jury-rig a fighting ship, and ambush an incoming British vessel.
Keywords
American Revolution; American Revolutionary War; American War of Independence; Maine; navy; Royal Navy

Schooner Hannah 1776 (Table of Contents: 3)

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Theodore Roscoe
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George Washington saw that an American navy was needed to counter British seapower.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
John Manley; sailors
Synopsis
George Washington outfits a handful of raiding vessels.
Keywords
American Revolution; American Revolutionary War; American War of Independence; navy; Washington's Cruisers

Esek Hopkins Squadron (Table of Contents: 4)

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Urged to act by John Adams and other all-American patriots, the Continental Congress in December 1775 voted for a full-fledged American navy.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Esek Hopkins; Jog Paul Jones; American sailors; British troops
Synopsis
Hopkins leads a raid on British forts in Nassau. He is largely successful, but uncertainty and inexperience make the success smaller than it might have been.
Keywords
American Revolution; American Revolutionary War; American War of Independence; Bahamas; Nassau; navy; Royal Navy

Lambert Wickes (Table of Contents: 5)

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One of the great Revolutionary sea warriors was Lambert Wickes, captain of the 16-gun sloop Reprisal.
Genre
non-fiction; biography; military
Characters
Lambert Wickes; Benjamin Franklin; American sailors; Captain Newman; Lloyd's underwriters
Synopsis
Captain Wickes carries Ambassador Franklin to France, then begins commerce raiding around the British Isles. His success causes panic and forces insurance rates higher, but on the return trip he and his ship are lost in a storm.
Keywords
American Revolution; American Revolutionary War; American War of Independence; insurance; navy; Royal Navy

John Paul Jones (Table of Contents: 6)

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In the summer of 1776, Esek Hopkins' squadron was tied up at Providence, Rhode Island.
Genre
non-fiction; biography; military
Characters
John Paul Jones; American sailors; British sailors; American marines
Synopsis
John Paul Jones successfully conducts aggressive naval warfare.
Keywords
American Revolution; American Revolutionary War; American War of Independence; navy; Royal Navy

John Barry (Table of Contents: 7)

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Theodore Roscoe
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Captain Landais proving insane, frigate Alliance was given to Captain John Barry who had lost a Yankee frigate in a slambang battle off the coast pf Maine.
Genre
non-fiction; biography; military
Characters
John Barry; mutineers; American sailors
Synopsis
Even though wounded, Barry fights and captures two British ships at once.
Keywords
American Revolution; American Revolutionary War; American War of Independence; navy; Royal Navy

Revolutionary Inventions (Table of Contents: 8)

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World's first combat submarine
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
David Bushnell; Sergeant Ezra Lee; local yokels
Synopsis
Bushnell's technological innovations (submarines and floating mines) fail of their purpose, but offer great promise for the future.
Keywords
American Revolution; American Revolutionary War; American War of Independence; Navy; navy; Royal; submarine

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Voyages of America's First Naval Heroes (Table of Contents: 9)

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Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
American Revolution; American Revolutionary War; American War of Independence; map; navy

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Map on back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Daring and Diplomacy That Built a Great Nation and Navy
  2. 1. Naval Arms 1772-1782
  3. 2. Machias Maine 1775
  4. 3. Schooner Hannah 1776
  5. 4. Esek Hopkins Squadron
  6. 5. Lambert Wickes
  7. 6. John Paul Jones
  8. 7. John Barry
  9. 8. Revolutionary Inventions
  10. 9. Voyages of America's First Naval Heroes
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