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Sea of glory : the epic South Seas Expedition 1838-1842

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: London : Harper Perennial, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The dramatic story of the largest voyage of discovery in the history of the world , this is a astounding tale of courage, arrogance and adventure on the high seas. Headed by the controversial Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, and consisting of six sailing vessels and 346 men, the 'Ex. Ex.' (the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838--42) represented the largest voyage of discovery in the history of the world. Four  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles Wilkes; Charles Wilkes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN: 0007121164 9780007121168
OCLC Number: 57663377
Notes: Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 2004.
Description: 452 pages [12] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Nathaniel Philbrick.

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`Philbrick reconstructs this remarkable expedition in heroic detail...an exemplary account of an important and neglected expedition.' The Times`A stirring yarn, a satisfying lump of cultural history, Read more...

 
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