1812: The Navy's War

1812: The Navy's War

George C. Daughan


When warfare broke out among Britain and the USA in 1812, America’s clients regarded dismal. British naval aggression made it transparent that the sea could be the war’s basic battlefield—but America’s military, simply twenty ships robust, confronted a practiced British fleet of greater than 1000 men-of-war. nonetheless, via a mix of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, a handful of heroic captains and their stalwart crews controlled to show the tide of the battle, besting the haughty skippers of the powerful Royal military and cementing America’s newly gained independence. In 1812: The Navy’s War, award-winning naval historian George C. Daughan attracts on a wealth of archival learn to inform the fantastic tale of this tiny, battletested staff of american citizens and their unbelievable but pivotal victories. Daughan thrillingly info the pitched naval battles that formed the struggle, and indicates how those clashes proved the navy’s important position in retaining the nation’s pursuits and independence. a gorgeous contribution to army and nationwide background, 1812: The Navy’s struggle is the 1st whole account in additional than a century of ways the U.S. military rescued the fledgling kingdom and secured America’s future.

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