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as compared to their British counterparts In doing so Norton surveys the ives and military accomplishments compared to their British counterparts In doing so Norton surveys the Rozwazania o Psalmach lives and military accomplishments five captains in the nascent Continental Navy investigating how their personality flaws both hindered their careers and enhanced their heroics in Revolutionary War combat This psychohistorical approach brings toife the idiosyncratic personalities of John Manley Silas Talbot Dudley Saltonstall Joshua Barney and that most uarrelsome of characters John Paul Jones Norton's fast paced account of intertwini. ModelPerhaps a corollary to that uestion might be were they any contentious than any other military eaders of the day on and or uestion might be were they any contentious than any other military eaders of the day on Tug Hill Country land or Captain John Manly theeast contentious of Nelson s captains resigned his commission when he did not receive the ship he wanted This was Dragon Ball Anime Comics, Vol. 2 little different that the action taken by John Stark whose blocking of Howe s attempt to flank the American defenses on Breed s Hill saved the battle from being a rout then turned around and went home to his New Hampshire farm when others who he deemedess worthy were promoted over him Ironically because Stark had resigned his Colonial commission he was in the perfect position to What Well Leave Behind (Thirty-Eight, lead the militia which defeated the Hessians at Bennington which prevented Burgoyne s resupply and blocked his one escape route which was critical to his subseuent defeat at SaratogaThese uibbles aside Louis Arthur Norton s book Captains Contentious The Dysfunctional Sons of the Brine is fascinating well written and shines aight on a remarkable group of captains too often overlooked by historyhttpwwwoldsaltblogcom20090623. Mong themselves Yet they still managed to achieve notable victories against superior British naval forcesTo understand better how these naval heroes turned dysfunction into derring do Norton reads their distinctive personalities against the contrasting demeanor of their adversaries in the British ranks He concludes with psychological inferences about the eadership ualities displayed by these captains which proved to be strikingly valuable in sea combat Enhanced by sixteen illustrations Norton's study offers new insights into the maritime history of the American Revolution as well as an original hypothesis about the psychological traits useful to good naval comman.