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By George C. Daughan

ISBN-10: 0465020461

ISBN-13: 9780465020461

On the outbreak of the warfare of 1812, America’s clients regarded dismal. It used to be transparent that the first battlefield may be the open ocean—but America’s conflict fleet, simply twenty ships powerful, confronted a practiced British military of greater than 1000 men-of-war. nonetheless, via a mixture of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the yankee army controlled to take the struggle to the British and switch the tide of the struggle: at the nice Lakes, within the Atlantic, or even within the jap Pacific.

In 1812: The Navy’s War, prizewinning historian George C. Daughan tells the exciting tale of the way a handful of heroic captains and their stalwart crews overcame remarkable odds to steer the rustic to victory opposed to the world’s maximum imperial energy. a gorgeous contribution to army and nationwide historical past, 1812: The Navy’s War is the 1st entire account in additional than a century of the way the U.S. military rescued the fledgling kingdom and secured America’s destiny.

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