The Navy's War

Book - 2011
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Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780465020461
Branch Call Number: 973.52 DAU 2011 23
Characteristics: xxix, 491 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm


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Aug 26, 2018

A very well written history from a war that took place 206 years ago but had it's origins in British umbrage over accepting American independence. The author weaves the history preceeding the war as well as giving depth of character to the leaders of the country and legends of American military. This book if anything, tells the story of a young country still trying to keep freedom of it's people and territories and a British empire that thrived on impressment of other countries sailors as a way to man it's gigantic fleet and the English leaders who really wanted to re-acquire New England as well as negate the Louisiana Purchase The author, George Daughan, has written many books including an excellent book on Captain David Porter and the U.S.S. Essex is an excellent read and is available through Mobius. Any one who enjoys military and political events will enjoy "1812 The Navy's War." The research behind this book brings many events across the spectrum of this era to light that were never covered in my college American history classes. I am very glad that the Tulsa Library has this book on it's shelves.

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