By George Daughan
On the outbreak of the conflict of 1812, America’s customers seemed dismal. It was once transparent that the first battlefield will be the open oceanbut America’s struggle fleet, in simple terms 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 yank army 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 japanese Pacific.
In 1812: The Navy’s War, prizewinning historian George C. Daughan tells the exciting tale of ways a handful of heroic captains and their stalwart crews overcame surprising odds to steer the rustic to victory opposed to the world’s maximum imperial strength. a beautiful contribution to army and nationwide heritage, 1812: The Navy’s War is the 1st entire account in additional than a century of the way the U.S. army rescued the fledgling state and secured America’s destiny.
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