Bradford, RI, United States
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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 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445

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

  • By George Carpenter III on 09-11-08

Earliy years U. S. Navy

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Reviewed: 04-30-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes for the historical learning

Have you listened to any of Stephen Lang’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Have Not listened to any other of S. Lang's

If this book were a movie would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

Am new reader so my comments do not reflect that of others who have read more via this method to really contribute

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