The In the Heart of the Sea author concludes a trilogy on America’s origins with another stirring but clear-eyed read
The American war of independence was a global conflict. Ignored in the popular narrative of Minutemen fighting British regulars is the sea, and the ongoing conflict between the British and French navies.
Adding a sailor’s perspective, Philbrick writes deftly, with enough military analysis to satisfy the interested reader
John S Gardner, a writer in Alexandria, Virginia, was special assistant to George HW Bush and deputy assistant to George W Bush
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