America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution - or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After England's King George sent hundreds of ships to bottle up American harbours and prey on American shipping, John Adams of Massachusetts proposed a bold solution: The Continental Congress should raise a navy. Meticulously researched and masterfully told, this is the definitive history of the American Navy during the Revolutionary War.
Tim McGrath is the author of the critically-acclaimed biography John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail and the award-winning Give Me a Fast Ship. An avid sailor, McGrath has published articles in Naval History magazine. He lives outside Philadelphia.