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By James L. Haley

The moment installment of the gripping naval saga by means of award-winning historian James L. Haley, that includes Commander Bliven Putnam, chronicling the increase to the most important army clash among the us and Britain after the Revolution—the struggle of 1812.

At the outlet of the battle of 1812, the British keep an eye on the main robust army in the world, and americans are back sufferers of piracy. Bliven Putnam, overdue of the conflict of Tripoli, is dispatched to Charleston to outfit and take command of a brand new 20-gun brig, the USS Tempest. Later, aboard the Constitution, he sails into the livid early struggling with of the warfare.

Prowling the South Atlantic within the Tempest, Bliven takes prizes and disrupts British service provider transport, until eventually he's overhauled, overmatched, and disastrously defeated through the frigate HMS Java. Its captain proves to be Lord Arthur Kington, whom Bliven had so disastrously met in Naples. On board he additionally unearths his outdated buddy Sam Bandy, one of many Java's pressed American seamen abducted into British provider. Their whispered plans to foment a mutiny one of the captives may even see them grasp, while the Constitution looms over the horizon for some of the most well-known battles of the warfare of 1812 in a gripping, high-wire end. With beautiful element and guns-blazing motion, A Darker Sea illuminates an unforgettable interval in American history.

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