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MCGRAW-HILL George Washington's Secret Navy

Model # 10096147Mfg # 0071493891

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From the author of the critically acclaimed Benedict Arnold’s Navy, here is the story of how America’s first commander-in-chief-whose previous military experience had been entirely on land-nursed the fledgling American Revolution through a season of stalemate by sending troops to sea. Mining previously overlooked sources, James L. Nelson’s swiftly moving narrative shows that George Washington deliberately withheld knowledge of his tiny navy from the Continental Congress for more than two critical months, and that he did so precisely because he knew Congress would not approve. James Nelson.