the war of 1812 and the rise of the u s navy

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The War Of 1812 And The Rise Of The U S Navy

Author : Mark Collins Jenkins
ISBN : 9781426209338
Genre : History
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A visual history of the War of 1812 includes hundreds of photos and illustrations, original and contemporary maps, historic documents, letters, ephemera and artifacts.

Ships Of Oak Guns Of Iron

Author : Ronald Utt
ISBN : 9781621570080
Genre : History
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The War of 1812 is typically noted for a handful of events: the burning of the White House, the rise of the Star Spangled Banner, and the battle of New Orleans. But in fact the greatest consequence of that distant conflict was the birth of the U.S. Navy. During the War of 1812, America’s tiny fleet took on the mightiest naval power on earth, besting the British in a string of victories that stunned both nations. In his new book, Ships of Oak and Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Birth of the American Navy, author Dr. Ronald Utt not only sheds new light on the naval battles of the War of 1812 and how they gave birth to our nation’s great navy, but tells the story of the War of 1812 through the portraits of famous American war heroes. From the cunning Stephen Decatur to the fierce David Porter, Ships of Oak and Guns of Iron relates how thousands of American men and boys gave better than they got against the British Navy. The great age of fighting sail is as rich in heroic drama as any epoch. Dr. Utt’s Ships of Oak and Guns of Iron retrieves the American chapter of that epoch from unjustified obscurity, and offers readers an intriguing chronicle of the War of 1812 as well as a unique perspective on the birth of the U.S. Navy.

The Naval War Of 1812

Author : Theodore Roosevelt
ISBN : PSU:000016158436
Genre : New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815
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Stephen Decatur

Author : Spencer Tucker
ISBN : 1557509999
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Decatur earned enduring international fame during the Barbary Wars for his 1804 foray into the harbor at Tripoli to burn the U.S. frigate Philadelphia, which had been captured by the Tripolitans when it ran aground near the harbor. An admiring Horatio Nelson described Decatur's feat as "the most bold and daring act of the age." Explaining the tremendous impact Decatur's action had on the early U.S. Navy, the author notes that it set a standard of audacity and courage for generations of naval officers."

The Naval War Of 1812 1812

Author : William S. Dudley
ISBN : 0160020425
Genre : United States
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Victory In Tripoli

Author : Joshua London
ISBN : 111803984X
Genre : History
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At the dawn of a new century, a newly elected U.S. president was forced to confront an escalating series of unprovoked attacks on Americans by Muslim terrorists sworn to carry out jihad against all Western powers. As timely and familiar as these events may seem, they occurred more than two centuries ago. The president was Thomas Jefferson, and the terrorists were the Barbary pirates. Victory in Tripoli recounts the untold story of one of the defining challenges overcome by the young U.S. republic. This fast-moving and dramatic tale examines the events that gave birth to the Navy and the Marines and re-creates the startling political, diplomatic, and military battles that were central to the conflict. This highly interesting and informative history offers deep insight into issues that remain fundamental to U.S. foreign policy decisions to this day.

Soul Of A People

Author : David A. Taylor
ISBN : 0470403802
Genre : History
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"In 1935, the federal government's WPA Writers' Project offered a lifeline: it hired unemployed writers to document life in America for a series of state travel guides. The WPA writers walked streets, interviewed passersby, described urban landmarks and rural landscapes, chatted about nightclubs and bars, recorded folklore and folk music, and compiled what is now very precious information about how Americans lived and how America looked. With striking images, firsthand accounts, and new discoveries from personal collections and other sources, David Taylor's Soul of a People brings it all to vibrant and unruly life: the writers, their friendships, the hardships, the political battles, and the enduring outcome."--BOOK JACKET.

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