Captains contentious: the dysfunctional sons of the brine

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Noted maritime historian Norton (professor emeritus, U. of Connecticut) explores the actions of five captains in the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War and notes the "reckless bravado and frequent antagonism" that distinguished these men from their British counterparts. Written primarily for naval historians and military buffs, this volume uses a "psychohistorical" approach to examine the captains' belligerence toward the enemy, the Continental Congress, the Marine Committee and each other. The author describes how these unusual attitudes and tactics actually contributed to the military success of these men, and how these traits have influenced future generations of naval command in the United States. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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subject_facet United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Naval operations
table_of_contents Maritime naval service during the Revolutionary War -- The Continental Army commodore : John Manley -- The Army privateer : Silas Talbot -- The Naval patrician : Dudley Saltonstall -- The lieutenant commodore : Joshua Barney -- Captain Paul : John Paul Jones -- Issues of leadership, personality, and psychology.
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title Captains contentious : the dysfunctional sons of the brine
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