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  • ISBN: 9780465028085 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 046502808X (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 491 pages) : illustrations, maps
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2011]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Roots of war -- Free trade and sailors' rights -- Jefferson's embargo and the slide toward war -- Madison's strategy -- The United States declares war -- Blue-water victories -- The Constitution and the Guerriere -- Ripe apples and bitter fruit: the Canadian invasion -- Canadian disasters accumulate -- More blue-water victories -- The Constitution and the Java -- A sea change -- Napoleon and Alexander -- The Canadian invasion resumes -- The Chesapeake and the Shannon -- Raids in Chesapeake Bay -- Oliver Hazard Perry and Lake Erie -- Attack on Montreal -- The war at sea in 1813 -- The allies and Napoleon -- British and American war plans -- The British blockade -- The Essex -- Burning Washington -- The war at sea continues in 1814 -- Negotiations begin at Ghent -- Baltimore -- Plattsburg -- A peace treaty -- The Hartford Convention -- New Orleans -- An amazing change -- A new era -- From temporary armistice to lasting peace: the importance of the war.
Summary, etc.:
Tells the story of how America's war fleet, only twenty ships strong, was able to defeat the world's greatest imperial power through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado to win the War of 1812.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: United States. Navy > History > War of 1812.
United States > History > War of 1812 > Naval operations.
Genre: Electronic books.

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