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Sailing on Friday


Sailing on Friday recounts the growth and decline of what twice became the world's most powerful maritime fleet. This is a tale of operatic dimension, peopled with patriots, politicians, industrial geniuses, fearless seamen, and gallant swashbucklers. There are women in the story, and more than one fallen hero whose triumphs were lost in tragedy. Author John A. Butler includes accounts of little-noted innovations that had long-lasting effects, daring ocean rescues, sea battles, the greatest sealift in world history, and ...

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Sailing on Friday
1997, Potomac Books, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781574881240


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