Sea of Glory by Nathaniel Philbrick
America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

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America?s first frontier was not the West; it was the sea?and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling In the Heart of the Sea Philbrick probed the nightmarish dangers of the vast Pacific. Now, in an epic sea adventure, he writes about one of the most ambitious voyages of discovery the Western world has ever seen?the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838? 1842. On a scale that dwarfed the journey of Lewis and Clark, six magnificent sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean?and ended up naming the newly discovered continent of Antarctica, collecting what would become the basis of the Smithsonian Institution, and much more.


 

About Nathaniel Philbrick

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NATHANIEL PHILBRICK is the bestselling author of Mayflower, In the Heart of the Sea, and Sea of Glory. He lives in Nantucket.
 
Published October 26, 2004 by Penguin Books. 480 pages
Genres: History, Professional & Technical, Education & Reference, War, Science & Math, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In charge was Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, a self-made martinet given to doubts, rages, and spasms of paranoia rivaling a Bligh, a Queeg, or any other real or fictional figure who ever trod a quarterdeck.

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After chronicling the sinking of the whaleship Essex in In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick attempts to rescue from obscurity the U.S. Exploring Expedition's 1838–1842 circumnavigation of the world and its cartographic and scientific accomplishments.

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Observing all this was William Reynolds, an educated, articulate midshipman who kept a secret journal of the voyage, and who, along with several embittered officers, brought charges against Wilkes at the voyage's end.Though the Ex.

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The surprising answer is Charles Wilkes, a young navy lieutenant appointed to lead this country's first great scientific naval voyage, the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, known as the "Ex.

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