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

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by National Geographic Society (first published March 6th 2012)
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John Greanias
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Yes, it is true. Aliens did invade and destroy Washington, D.C.! No, this is not a fiction book. They did not come from outer space. The dictionary defines "alien" as a person from a foreign place. The foreign place in this case is Britain. Do you like to read about fearless females who stand firm when the boys flee. If you do, you will enjoy reading about Dolly Madison, the President's wife. This book focuses on navy history, but gives an excellent review the economic and political events that ...more
Mark Luongo
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: War of 1812 & naval buffs
Outstanding combination of narrative and primary sources (drawn from numerous collections) that is easily readable. Technical in the right places. A fresh look at the War of 1812 on the 200th anniversary of our "2nd War of Independence."
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