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Eric Jay Dolin, Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

October 27 @ 7:00 pm

Eric Dolin, Rebels At Sea

In Rebels at Sea, best-selling historian and author, Eric Jay Dolin, contends that privateers, though often seen as profiteers at best and pirates at worst, were in fact critical to the American Revolution’s outcome. Armed with cannons, swivel guns, muskets, and pikes―as well as government documents granting them the right to seize enemy ships―thousands of privateers tormented the British on the broad Atlantic and in bays and harbors on both sides of the ocean. And although the heroic story of the founding of the U.S. Navy during the Revolution has been told before, often missing is the ragtag fleet of private vessels, from 20-foot whaleboats to 40-cannon men-of-war, that truly revealed the new nation’s character―above all, its ambition and entrepreneurial ethos. Abounding with tales of daring maneuvers and deadly encounters, Rebels at Sea presents the American Revolution as we have rarely seen it before.

Includes book signing and light reception.


October 27
7:00 pm
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