The American Revolution at sea was found from the decks of history's most beautiful ships. And the men and women who took them into battle challeneged overwhelming odds and brutal conditions as they forged a nation and a navy.

SHIPS AFLAME is the story of their courage, patriotism and triumph.

JANE WADSWORTH — Headstrong and beautiful, she sails her father's ships in search of a fate borne on the waves.

ANN WILLING — The most sensuous woman in America, she beguiles men everywhere and toys with a young nation's greatest fortune.

PLUS...The mistresses and scoundrels, heroines and privateers who sailed the wooden ships that helped free a nation.