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eBook Never Defeated: The Frigate Constitution ePub

by Nicholas Orloff

eBook Never Defeated: The Frigate Constitution ePub
Author: Nicholas Orloff
Language: English
ISBN: 0987778536
ISBN13: 978-0987778536
Publisher: AKVY PRESS (June 15, 2012)
Pages: 198
Category: Action & Adventure
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 601
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ePub file: 1611 kb
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Nicholas W. Orloff (1890s-1961) was a Russian immigrant to the United States and an agent of the New York KGB during World War II. According to historian John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr's analysis of the Venona Cables, Orloff received a regula. According to historian John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr's analysis of the Venona Cables, Orloff received a regular stipend from the KGB for his services, reporting information on immigrant groups to Soviet intelligence and acting as a talent-spotter for new sources.

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The War of 1812 breaks out. The Yankee freedom is at stake. Live free or die decide the frigate Constitution's crew led by Captain Hull. Without given orders they dare to challenge an English frigate. In a severe battle she surrenders to Yankee courage and seamanship. While turning over the pages, you will share the hard life of American sailors and breathe the sea-air. A mosaic of real people and their lives in the whirlpool of War will open to your eyes: the black boy, sacrificing his chance to escape to save his dying white friend, an incredible Captain Hull's love-story as we all only dream of, seamen working above human limits and not giving the Constitution up to the British squadron... You will feel as proud as the ones who fought for the American freedom...
This is a fascinating story within a fascinating subject. It reads easily enough, but in the interest of accuracy and the rigors of factual inclusiveness the reading pace is slowed down a little, yet this is a really worthwhile book on the subject of the Constitution.
I visited the frigate during my Boston trip and since then wanted to know more about her Captain Isaac Hull and his crew. However, I didn' t manage to find a fiction about those heroic people. And finally, a book.
N. Orloff's novel grabbed me, sweeped me along with the story, and made me fall in love with its characters, real people who served on the Constitution. Besides providing the rich historical details of 1812, the book vividly displays the hardness of the Yankee seamen's life. And above all, it describes the memorable chaise of the Constitution by the British squadron and her battle with the Guerriere.

But most appealing to me was the opportunity to learn more about the American hero, Captain Hull, especially what fate prepared for him after the famous battle. The story of his love touched me to the core of my soul.

Teenagers and adults will be equally interested to read this novel.
Nicholas Orloff's novel, "Never Defeated", focuses on the USS Constitution -- Old Ironsides -- during the first months of the War of 1812, when a small, unproven US Navy faced the most formidable naval foe of the era -- the Royal Navy. Vastly outnumbered, the US Navy was widely expected to fail miserably against its powerful enemy, its ships snapped up as soon as they dared venture out of American ports.

But the USS Constitution was fast to prove the doubters wrong. In an astounding display of seamanship, Old Ironsides managed to elude a formidable pursuing squadron and then, to the utter shock of the Royal Navy, took on the frigate Guerriere and quickly pounded her into stunned submission., a feat the Royal Navy, victor time and again over French and Spanish ships, could scarcely comprehend.

Although the Constitution's captain, Isaac Hull, is quite evidently Orloff's primary hero, the author balances the story by depicting it also through the eyes and experiences of a number of ordinary American sailors (including one who has been against his will pressed into service aboard the Guerriere).

I will not pretend that Nicholas Orloff's prose is as elegant and polished as that of such a master as Patrick O'Brian, but the tale is fast-paced and engaging. And accurate. Although some incidents have been invented or embellished for dramatic purposes, to a great extent Orloff closely follows the historical record.

Clearly, the author reveres Old Ironsides and the men who sailed on her, and his novel shows that admiration and enthusiasm on every page.
Nicholas Orloff has written one of the better historical novels. It is aimed at teenagers, but all ages could read or listen to it, with perhaps the exception of the very young because of some of the realism of the battle scenes.

Orloff brings out little known facts of life on the sea and especially in the early 1800's when America was trying to hold onto its independence and Britain ruled the seas. There are some black and white illustrations of the weapons and the sails on these ocean going ships, although some illustrations of the real life characters used would have been good. The main story line of the book concerns Isaac Hull's battle with the British ship `Guerriere'. We learn battle tactics and some of the gruesomeness of battle and even ordinary life on these vessels. The story is told in an interesting personalized method, from the captain to the newest crew and even the impressed Americans on the 'Guerriere".
Many of the characters are from history, others are based on who was there; but the research is done well and accurately; although there is no mention of the boys carrying powder to the guns as being called powder monkeys.
The astounding fact that a US ship could defeat the pride of the Royal Navy is well illustrated in the stories after the battle and the reader is also brought up to today in the legacy of the Portsmouth Naval Station and the `Constitution' itself.

My only suggestion for Orloff is that he continues the `Constitution's story with another `forgotten' master of that ship...Mad Jack - John Percival, who saved the ship for posterity and even sailed it around the world.
This is an excellent novel for those who love history, naval ships, and sail and of course `Old Ironsides'.

I was asked to review this book and given a copy for examination. The opinion and details written here, are mine alone and were not dictated or ordered. If I didn't like the book I would say so.
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