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The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy

Written by Mark Collins JenkinsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mark Collins Jenkins and David TaylorAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Taylor
Foreword by Douglas BrinkleyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Douglas 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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"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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