The War Of 1812 And The Rise Of The U.s. Navy

by David Taylor, Mark Collins Jenkins
Foreword by Douglas Brinkley

National Geographic Society | March 27, 2012 | Hardcover

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Discover the epic naval story of the war that threatened to undo our nation in 1812. Riveting firsthand accounts enliven this official sea-level view of the conflict that proved American naval prowess a force to be reckoned with. Explore historic documents, letters, ephemera, and artifacts, including fascinating finds from the Navy''s most recent underwater excavation of the war''s lost ships. Featuring a colorful, diverse cast of characters--from sailors, spies, and ship''s surgeons to commodores, Navy wives, and privateersmen--and incorporating hundreds of photographs, period illustrations, and contemporary and original maps, The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy is a sweeping panorama of a defining moment in U.S. history and a must-read for maritime aficionados and general history buffs alike.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 280 pages, 9.28 × 12.5 × 1.18 in

Published: March 27, 2012

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1426209339

ISBN - 13: 9781426209338

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The War Of 1812 And The Rise Of The U.s. Navy

by David Taylor, Mark Collins Jenkins
Foreword by Douglas Brinkley

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 280 pages, 9.28 × 12.5 × 1.18 in

Published: March 27, 2012

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1426209339

ISBN - 13: 9781426209338

From the Publisher

Discover the epic naval story of the war that threatened to undo our nation in 1812. Riveting firsthand accounts enliven this official sea-level view of the conflict that proved American naval prowess a force to be reckoned with. Explore historic documents, letters, ephemera, and artifacts, including fascinating finds from the Navy''s most recent underwater excavation of the war''s lost ships. Featuring a colorful, diverse cast of characters--from sailors, spies, and ship''s surgeons to commodores, Navy wives, and privateersmen--and incorporating hundreds of photographs, period illustrations, and contemporary and original maps, The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy is a sweeping panorama of a defining moment in U.S. history and a must-read for maritime aficionados and general history buffs alike.

About the Author

MARK COLLINS JENKINS is the author of 4 previous books of history, including Worlds to Explore: Tales of Exploration and Adventure from National Geographic; The Book of Marvels; High Adventure: The Story of the National Geographic Society; and Odysseys and Photographs. The former archivist of the National Geographic Society, he lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

DAVID TAYLOR is the author of three previous books of history, including Soul of A People, which the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette named among Best Books of 2009, Tall Ship Odysseys, and Ginseng, the Divine Root, published by Algonquin Books. His articles appear in The Washington Post, The American Scholar, Smithsonian, and Oxford American. He teaches at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD.
 

Editorial Reviews

"Readers will feast on the pictures, and perhaps enjoy a stirring vignette of a battle." --Naval History

"Lavishly illustrated on every page with artifacts, documents, and contemporary images of people and events, it will appeal to a wide variety of interested general readers." --Book News, Inc.
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