Defiance at Sea: Dramatic Naval War Action
These 14 vivid tales of maritime warfare and daring span the centuries from 1591 to 1982. Go along with Grenville on the Revenge on a doomed mission as he and his British shipmates took on a Spanish fleet -- alone. Then sail with Barfleur and the French at La Hogue (1693), Captain Nelson at Cape St. Vincent (1792), and the USS Constitution in the War of 1812. 14 battles in all.
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