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SIX FRIGATES The Epic History of the Founding of the American Navy

by | Read by Stephen Lang

History • 7 hrs. • Abridged • © 2006

The birth of the U.S. Navy and its coming-of-age in battle against the French, the Barabary/Tripolitan pirates, and the British are recounted in this work. In the 1790s, a new navy was built around six new frigates that incorporated numerous technological innovations. These ships, along with their leaders and crews, cemented many of the traditions of our naval service. Stephen Lang effortlessly displays the qualities that make him a popular narrator. Foremost is his consistency. As we hear of how USS Constitution earned her nickname of "Old Ironsides" and the audacity of the raiders led by Lt. Stephen Decatur to burn USS Philadelphia in Tripoli, we are treated to Lang's smooth baritone, subtle expression, and seemingly effortless delivery. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2006

CD ISBN 9780743536844 $29.95 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9780743565295 $17.95

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