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L'Hermione : de Rochefort à la gloire américaine by E. de Fontainieu


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Hi ,

 

For the interested, I spent some days in France (Lyon) and bought myself a copy.

The topic is the (French)frigate L'Hermione that took part in the American revolutionary war (1775-1783) and is introduced by Herni Kissinger himself.

 

It's a new release as it contains several pics related to its journey from Europe to the USA last summer.

 

The first part desribes the historical context and the second part depicts how the frigate was rebuild ( techiniques, tools, timber,shipyard,...)

 

I have no knowledge regarding the availability of an English translation.Anyway here's the ISBN : 978-2-916231-36-5.

I purchased it in a FNAC-store in Lyon (price 37 Euro) .

 

 

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On the Hermione web site a book in English is now listed.  Cost is 19 EU.

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http://www.hermione.com/en/shop/books-dvds/94-book-la-fayette-s-liberty-ship-of-1780-english-version.html

 

The only description is "A synthesis of the Hermione's reconstruction."  Has anyone seen a review or detailed list of contents?   

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