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1812 : the Navy's war

Author: George C Daughan
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of how America's war fleet, only twenty ships strong, was able to defeat the world's greatest imperial power through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado to win the War of 1812.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George C Daughan
ISBN: 9780465020461 0465020461
OCLC Number: 701015459
Description: xxix, 491 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 Chesapeake Bay --
Oliver Hazard Perry --
Attack on Montreal --
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 Orleans --
An amazing change --
A new era --
From temporary armistice to lasting peace: the importance of the war.
Responsibility: George C. Daughan.

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Tells the story of how America's war fleet, only twenty ships strong, was able to defeat the world's greatest imperial power through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado to win the War of 1812.

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Edward L. Widmer, author of "Ark"" of the Liberties: America and the World""The War of 1812 was a difficult test for the United States, still wobbly on the world stage nearly two decades after formal Read more...

 
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