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Posted by: Paintybeard Lawrence vs Detroit.
Posted on: 19/11/2017 21:36:46

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Posted by: Paintybeard
Total Posts: 359
Joined Date: Monday, 4 February 2013

I've just finished reading Duel No.79 "USS Lawrence vs HMS Detroit" and would like to recommend it to other forum members. I have enjoyed all of Ospreys Age of Sail Duel titles and this is one of the best. The author is even-handed in his treatment of both sides and does an exceptional job of explaining the unique technical and operational factors that were peculiar to naval warfare on the Great Lakes. I was intriqued to learn that such a high proportion of the American crews were in fact African-American. The actual battle is very well explained and accompanied by useful illustations. In the closing analysis the author does an excellent job of showing how weather and crew skills had a major influence on the outcome of the engagement. I do hope that Osprey will commission more books on similar subjects.

Posted on: 19/11/2017 21:36:47
Posted by: PAUL W
Total Posts: 307
Joined Date: Sunday, 4 January 2015

Thanks for the review painty, I've been debating on whether to get it or not and you've tipped the balance. Hopefully I'll be able to get it in the black Friday sale (hint hint!). Thanks again.

Posted on: 20/11/2017 19:02:45

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