This is a lively and authoritative account of the United States Navy from Independence through the war of 1812. The author fuses political and naval history, and also deals with the often-neglected human aspects of life aboard ship.
Author: William M. Fowler, Jr
Title: Jack Tars and Commodores: The American Navy 1783–1815
First Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Date: July 1984