By George Daughan
On the outbreak of the struggle of 1812, America’s clients appeared dismal. It used to be transparent that the first battlefield could be the open oceanbut America’s battle fleet, simply twenty ships powerful, confronted a practiced British army of greater than 1000 men-of-war. nonetheless, via a mix of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, the yankee military controlled to take the struggle to the British and switch the tide of the warfare: 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 impressive odds to guide the rustic to victory opposed to the world’s maximum imperial strength. a beautiful contribution to army and nationwide background, 1812: The Navy’s War is the 1st whole account in additional than a century of ways the U.S. army rescued the fledgling kingdom and secured America’s destiny.
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