The American Revolution Round Table of New York

Next Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 6:00pm
Where: The Coffee House, 20 West 44th St., 6th floor
Speaker: Tim McGrath
Subject: Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea (New York: NAL Caliber, 2014)

In his new book, Tim McGrath tells an exciting story of the fledgling American Navy and victories at sea. Beginning with five converted merchantmen, America’s sailors became formidable warriors, matching their wits, skills, and courage against the best of the British fleet. Victories off American shores gave the patriots hope, while, along the British coastline, daring raids by John Paul Jones and the “Dunkirk Pirate,” Gustavus Conyngham, sent fear throughout England. In the end, these rebel sailors, from the quarterdeck to the forecastle, contributed greatly to American independence.

Tim McGrath is the author of the critically acclaimed biography John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail. An avid sailor, McGrath has published articles in Naval History magazine.

Those with food allergies or vegetarian tendencies should make their needs known before we meet.

Cost: $45 for members, $55 for guests. (This includes an excellent three-course dinner.)