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1812 The Navy's War

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ISBN-10: 0465020461

ISBN-13: 9780465020461

Edition: 2011

Authors: George C. Daughan

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At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America's prospects looked dismal. It was clear that the primary battlefield would be the open ocean--but America's war fleet, only twenty ships strong, faced a practiced British navy of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the American navy managed to take the fight to the British and turn the tide of the war: on the Great Lakes, in the Atlantic, and even in the eastern Pacific. 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 Waris 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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Book details

List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 10/4/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Maps
Introduction
Road to War
Free Trade and Sailors' Rights
Jefferson's Embargo and the Slide Toward War
Madison's Strategy
The United States Declares War
Blue-Water Victories
the Constitution and the Guerriere
Ripe Apples and Bitter Fruit: The Canadian Invasion
Canadian Disasters Accumulate
More Blue-Water Victories
The Constitution and the Java
A Sea Change
Napoleon and Alexander
The Canadian Invasion Resumes
The Chesapeake and the Shannon
Raids in Chesapeaker Bay
Oliver Hazard Perry
Attack on Motreal
The War at Sea in 1813
The Allies and Napoleon
British and American War Plans
The British Blockade
The Essex
Burning Washington
The War at Sea Continues in 1814
Negotiations Begin at Ghent
Baltimore
Plattsburgh
A Peace Treaty
The Hartford Convention
New Orlenas
An Amazing change
A New Era
From Temporary Armistice to Lasting Peace: The Importancxe of War
Acknowledgments
Notes
Glossary
Select Bibliography
Index