1812: The Navy's War

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Basic Books, 08 հոկ, 2013 թ. - 528 էջ
When war broke out between Britain and the United States in 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. British naval aggression made it clear that the ocean would be the war's primary battlefield-but America's navy, only twenty ships strong, faced a practiced British fleet of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, a handful of heroic captains and their stalwart crews managed to turn the tide of the war, besting the haughty skippers of the mighty Royal Navy and cementing America's newly won independence. In 1812: The Navy's War, award-winning naval historian George C. Daughan draws on a wealth of archival research to tell the amazing story of this tiny, battletested team of Americans and their improbable yet pivotal victories. Daughan thrillingly details the pitched naval battles that shaped the war, and shows how these clashes proved the navy's vital role in preserving the nation's interests and independence. A stunning contribution to military and national history, 1812: The Navy's War is the first complete account in more than a century of how the U.S. Navy rescued the fledgling nation and secured America's future.

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Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - wildbill - LibraryThing

This was a thorough and detailed narrative of the naval actions during the War of 1812. There is some coverage of land battles but I would believe that every naval engagement in the war is at least ... Read full review

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Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - 4bonasa - LibraryThing

Very readable and thoroughly enjoyable stand alone story of Americas second war for independence. Mr. Daughan smoothly connects the major and minor political and military elements of the war into a readable story. Read full review

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George C. Daughan holds a Ph.D. in American History and Government from Harvard University. Author of If By Sea and 1812: The Navy's War, Daughan lives in Portland, Maine.

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