By George Daughan
On the outbreak of the struggle of 1812, America’s customers regarded dismal. It used to be transparent that the first battlefield often is the open oceanbut America’s warfare fleet, basically twenty ships robust, confronted a practiced British army of greater than 1000 men-of-war. nonetheless, via a mix of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the yank military controlled to take the struggle to the British and switch the tide of the battle: 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 incredible odds to guide the rustic to victory opposed to the world’s maximum imperial strength. a gorgeous contribution to army and nationwide historical past, 1812: The Navy’s War is the 1st whole account in additional than a century of ways the U.S. army rescued the fledgling state and secured America’s destiny.
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1812: The Navy's War by George Daughan