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

Hardcover | March 27, 2012

byMark Collins Jenkins, David TaylorForeword byDouglas Brinkley

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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.

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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 m...

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 i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.28 × 12.5 × 1.18 inPublished:March 27, 2012Publisher:National Geographic SocietyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1426209339

ISBN - 13:9781426209338

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"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.