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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.