History Books A Most Fortunate Ship A Narrative History of Old Ironsides (paperback) Military History Book Gifts for Readers Used Books

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This is a very good paperback. 1993 Naval Institute Press. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are still crisp and clean with no markings seen. The binding is tight and straight, NO creasing along spine. The cover is clean and shiny with only a hint of shelf wear at corners. Larger paperback, super octavo book size or 7" x 10" with 421 pages including index.

A Most Fortunate Ship A Narrative History of Old Ironsides by Tyrone G. Martin is a definitive historical account. Originally published in 1980, this copy is the revised and expanded narrative history. It is a winner of several history book prizes and has been acclaimed by historians and novices alike. Drawing upon decades of research, Martin confirms that the innovative diagonal riders that ensured the ship's long life were, in fact, present at the ship's launching. He provides details about the 44-gun frigate's participation in battles that received little attention in the past. A vivid picture emerges about the Navy in the 19th century.

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