HISTORIC SHIPS AFLOAT by Phyllis Flanders Dorset


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Introduced here are many of the ships which had distinguished careers either in the development of America or in her wars and which have been preserved for posterity. The coverage depends on short, hypothesized scenes from history in which some descriptive material is submerged and to which are appended charts of vital information (type, builder, dimensions, dates, etc.). The fictionalization generally depends on the very repetitive ploy of putting ""you"" (who are hopefully not seasick) on board at a crucial moment and ""your"" highpoint too often seems to come with a bout of hunger satisfied with a sturdy meal. It's the weakest form of romanticizing, and fuller, more specific details can easily be gathered from other sources.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1966
Publisher: Macmillan