A Red Soaked Morning - Joshua Lancellotti Summary
Sex, violence, daring secret missions, diplomatic back channel maneuvering, thrilling warship battles, intensely loyal friendships bound by blood, chivalrous love affairs, heart wrenching deaths, unimaginable bravery and soulless treachery! All swirled about the nascent United States Navy as she fought her way into existence just ten years after the Revolution. Although there were many larger and more powerful navies in 1794, none were manned by such a thorough cast of brave young gentlemen, eager and destined to travel the world, bringing glory and victory to both themselves and their nation. In their travels across many of the worlds oceans, they would learn and hone their battle skills, transforming their small squadrons of American fighting ships into unstoppable powerhouses. Time and time again, Americas enemies would change their minds by the mouths of their cannon! Just boys as the Navy is formed, they will grow to men at sea, stumbling into love, tests of their honor, new landscapes and thrilling adventures. Some will die, and others will form unbreakable lifelong friendships that will serve them well through three wars. As the navy is slated to do battle with African pirates a world away, Europes larger world war looms into view, ensnaring the men and the nation in a war that may be impossible to win! It will take all their courage, daring and skill with the sword to keep the navy from ceasing to exist, as Americas enemies surround her from all sides!