Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: Thirteenth Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974.
A Near Fine Later Printing with some tanning to the pages in a price-clipped Fine dust-jacket.
In the early 1800s, the British Royal Navy was in the middle of a golden age. Sailors were well-paid and the fleet was large and powerful. But then the Royal Navy lost the battle of Trafalgar, and with it, the supremacy of the sea. In the wake of Trafalgar, the British government decided to rebuild the navy, and they turned to Innes and Hammond to do just that. The Wreck of the Mary Deare is the story of the four years it took to rebuild the navy, and of the crew of the ship that was instrumental in that effort: the Mary Deare.; 8vo; 296 pages; Price? ? ?