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  • Six Frigates

  • By: Ian W. Toll
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448

Before the ink was dry on the U.S. Constitution, the establishment of a permanent military had become the most divisive issue facing the new government. Would a standing army be the thin end of dictatorship? Would a navy protect American commerce against the Mediterranean pirates, or drain the treasury and provoke hostilities with the great powers? The founders, particularly Jefferson, Madison, and Adams, debated these questions fiercely and switched sides more than once.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • BE ADVISED THIS BOOK IS ABRIDGED

  • By George Carpenter III on 09-11-08

Great Book but Abridged

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-15

This is a good historical read. Seems to be well documented and sounds like a historical novel instead of non-fiction. Would have liked an unabridged version though.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Your First Listen
    
    
    
    Length: 4 mins
    35,302 ratings
    Overall 3.4
  • Your First Listen

  • Length: 4 mins
  • Original Recording
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 35,302
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 19,328
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Your Audible adventures begin right here.

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  • It was great

  • By aareal on 11-23-08
  • Your First Listen

Good

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-19-15

Interesting choice for a first listen. It's actually pretty good - then again it's Steve Martin.