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Millions for Defense: The Subscription Warships of 1798 by [Leiner, Frederick  C]
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About the Author

Frederick C. Leiner is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he earned an M.Phil. in international relations from Cambridge as a Thouron Scolar and later received a law degree from the University of Virginia. The author of a dozen articles on maritime and legal history published in American Neptune, the Mystic Seaport Log, the American Journal of Legal History, and other journals, he was awarded the 1993-94 Vice Admiral Edwin P. Hooper Prize by the Naval Historical Center to support his research.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2046 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press; Reprint edition (15 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x887db5a0) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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HASH(0x887e97a4) out of 5 stars Wanted more 6 Feb. 2009
By gross_fruit - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Good book on a rather esoteric topic. Covers the exploits of subscription warships broken down by city of origin. Well written.

Only quibble is I wanted more information on the practise of subscription warships and not so much on their expliots. The exploits are easy to read about and covered eleswhere. The practice of civilians building ships and loaning/selling them to the governemt is what I find interesting. There is some information on the origin of this idea and some information of the mechanics of it. What I wanted was a book which covered those aspects in detail and tracing the origin into the past. Also interested in how the practice evolved, it's legal impplications etc.

Guess that's more then a quibble.
HASH(0x887ee2a0) out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 May 2016
By The brain of Spain - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A very informative book cover a period of U.S. that is often glossed over.
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