By George Daughan
On the outbreak of the battle of 1812, America’s customers regarded dismal. It used to be transparent that the first battlefield will be the open oceanbut America’s conflict fleet, basically twenty ships robust, confronted a practiced British army of greater than one thousand men-of-war. nonetheless, via a mixture of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the yankee military controlled to take the struggle to the British and switch the tide of the warfare: at the nice Lakes, within the Atlantic, or even within the japanese 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 fabulous odds to steer the rustic to victory opposed to the world’s maximum imperial energy. a beautiful contribution to army and nationwide background, 1812: The Navy’s War is the 1st whole account in additional than a century of the way the U.S. army rescued the fledgling country and secured America’s destiny.
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1812: The Navy's War by George Daughan