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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.
ISBN:978-0-465-06994-1
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Basic Books
Book Format:Ebook
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A few months after the outbreak of the War of 1812, Captain David Porter set out in the USS Essex on an epic, seventeen-month cruise to the South Seas. Porter was pursuing fame and riches, and by most accounts his odyssey was a stunning success: it brought glory to the fledgling American navy, cemented Porter's reputation as a daring and talented commander, and has long been celebrated as one of the greatest maritime adventures in U.S. history. Less well known, however, is...
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