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The Shining Sea - a book by Daughan, George

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
Daughan, George C.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Basic Books
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $29.99
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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 George C. Daughan tells the full story of this historic voyage for the first time. Porter’s cruise is now regarded as...
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