In 1812: The Navy’s War, prizewinning historian George C. Daughan tells the thrilling story of how a handful of heroic captains and their stalwart crews overcame spectacular odds to lead the country to victory against the world’s greatest imperial power. A stunning contribution to military and national history, 1812: The Navy’s War is the first complete account in more than a century of how the U.S. Navy rescued the fledgling nation and secured America’s future.
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In the end, the reader will know full well why some scholars call the War of 1812, “America’s Second War of Independence.” The reader should know that despite the subtitle, the book covers much more than “the Navy’s war.” While it’s true that the American frigate victories early in the war - the ...Dec 19 2011 | Read Full Review of 1812: The Navy's War
The resulting Treaty of Ghent ended the war as both sides essentially agreed to table the very issues—impressments, free trade and other maritime rights—that had led to the war in the first place, and the British returned control of the Michigan Territory to the United States.| Read Full Review of 1812: The Navy's War
“The rockets red glare illuminating the night sky and the bombs bursting in air inspired an American spectator aboard the 74-gun Minden, Francis Scott Key, to begin a poem that later became the national anthem.” With a sailor’s heart, Daughan follows the action of blue water battles on the Great...Oct 04 2011 | Read Full Review of 1812: The Navy's War
On June 26, 1812, President James Madison signed a declaration of war against the most powerful maritime nation in the world: Great Britain.Sep 09 2011 | Read Full Review of 1812: The Navy's War
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