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frigatesFor non-fiction readers, we just added “Six Frigates” by Ian Toll.  When our country was founded, it did not have a navy.  But threats to our merchant fleet led Congress to commission six frigates, which soon saw action against pirates on the Barbary Coast and the British fleet.  It’s history in the grand style of David McCullough, with the flair of Patrick O’Brien.   Two new interesting life stories are “Pioneer Girl” by Laura Ingalls Wilder, a record of the author’s real life experiences growing up on the Great Plains, experiences which provided the background for her  series of “Little House” books, and “The Kid”, Ben Bradlee Jr’s life of Boston’s Ted Williams, the last baseball player to have batted .400.

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