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GIVES details that help explain not just the naval part but the whole war. Abang up jobPublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
lots of good details, well researched, fills in some blanks for me on the war of 1812. As usual, what you learn in school (prior to serious level college courses ) is not... Read morePublished 1 month ago by D Peacock
Well written and paced account of the early days of the U.S. Navy and the world it helped shape.Published 2 months ago by JimmyLong
This was a good history, well written and informative. While much of the naval history was known to me the author did manage to supply even more interesting detail to well known... Read morePublished 9 months ago by David E. Eppenstein, Jr.
Much of the cause of the War of 1812 arose out of maritime disputes: Free Trade and Sailors’ Rights. Read morePublished 12 months ago by James Gallen
I loved this book, it was a quick and exciting read. I found the sea battle descriptions to be compelling and the historical perspective to be enlightening. Read morePublished 17 months ago by fishinfiddler
The author provides the background of defeat after defeat the non-existent Navy. Undercut by short sighted politicians many men perished in this gut wrenching novel . Read morePublished 21 months ago by E. Cerwin
For those trying to understand the role of the Navy in early American history, this is a good starting point; well-written and satisfying.Published 22 months ago by Raczek's Roughnecks
I learned a great deal from this work. Particularly interesting was the revelation of how totally inane the US Congress was prior to the war. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bob Rothman