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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
James, William, d. 1827.
Naval occurrences of the War of 1812.
London : Conway Maritime Press, c2004
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|Notes:||Originally published: A full and correct account of the chief naval occurences of the late war between Great Britain and the United States of America. London : Printed for T. Egerton, 1817.|
|Description:||xv, 408 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Other Titles:||Full and correct account of the chief naval occurences of the late war between Great Britain and the United States of America|
|Responsibility:||W. James ; new introduction by Andrew Lambert.|
"William James, a lawyer-turned-historian, was not convinced by the American accounts. He applied himself to assembling the facts and proved that, despite the 'powder puff' history of American writers, 'no American ship of war has, after all, captured a British ship of war, of the same force; but the reverse has occurred, and might have occurred again, and again, - had Americans been as willing to fight, as they still are to boast'.".
"The work was an immediate success, being adopted by the Royal Navy and lauded by many British officers who had served in the naval war against America. It remains a fundamental account of this conflict, and is a timeless classic that marked a significant step forward in the application of rigorous historical methodology. The distinguished naval historian Andrew Lambert here presents this key text whole with a new introduction, while the appendices, which contain a wealth of correspondence and eyewitness accounts of the many actions of the war, are reproduced in full."--BOOK JACKET.