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The Shining Sea - a book by Daughan, George C.

The Shining Sea

David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U. S. S. Essex During the War of 1812

The Shining Sea( )
Author: Daughan, George C.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Basic Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.99
Book Description:

Shortly after the outbreak of the War of 1812, Captain David Porter set out at the helm of the USS "Essex," intent on rounding Cape Horn and hunting British whaling and merchant ships in the Pacific Ocean. Porter's odyssey took him to exotic isles and brought glory to the fledgling American navy, and in "The Shining Sea," celebrated historian Georg

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: History / Military / Naval
History / Military / War Of 1812
History / Military / United States
Biography & Autobiography / Military
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.13 x 9.25 x 1.25 Inches
Book Weight:1.32 Pounds

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