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By George C. Daughan

At the outbreak of the struggle of 1812, America's customers seemed dismal. It was once transparent that the first battlefield could be the open ocean—but America's warfare fleet, in basic terms twenty ships powerful, 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 warfare: at the nice Lakes, within the Atlantic, or even within the jap 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 steer the rustic to victory opposed to the world's maximum imperial strength. a beautiful contribution to army and nationwide historical past, 1812: The Navy's War is the 1st entire account in additional than a century of ways the U.S. military rescued the fledgling state and secured America's future.

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