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A Most Fortunate Ship

by Tyrone G. Martin

Called a definitive account when first published in 1980 and the winner of several book awards, this revised and expanded edition is available now...

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Broke of the Shannon and the War of 1812

by Tim Voelcker

Captain Philip Broke’s victory in 1813 over Captain Lawrence of USS Chesapeake, did much to restore the morale of the Royal Navy, shattered by three...

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BURNING OF WASHINGTON

Burning of Washington

by Anthony S. Pitch

With all the immediacy of an eyewitness account, Anthony Pitch tells the dramatic story of the British invasion of Washington in the summer of 1814,...

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In Pursuit of the Essex

by Ben Hughes

On 26 October 1812, during the war between Britain and the United States, the frigate USS Essex set sail on the most remarkable voyage in the early...

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Lion in the Bay

by Stanley L. Quick

“Lion in the Bay is a fine history, well-researched and beautifully written, which tells its story through the actions of great men and...

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NAVAL OCCURRENCES OF THE WAR OF 1812

Naval Occurrences of the War of 1812

by William James

English lawyer and historian William James wrote this book in 1817 to counter what he considered the bombastic, patriotic, and false version of the...

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THE 44-GUN FRIGATE USS CONSTITUTION

The 44-Gun Frigate USS Constitution

by Karl-Heinz Marquardt

The Constitution was one of the first frigates built by the fledgling U.S. Navy, ordered in 1794 as a counter to the Barbary corsairs in the...

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The Battle of Stonington

by James Tertius De Kay

In the summer of 1814 a squadron of Royal Navy ships attacked the tiny Connecticut seaport of Stonington, and declared its intention of destroying...

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The Captain Who Burned His Ships

by Gordon S. Brown

This is the first biography of Captain Thomas Tingey, a seminal figure in the early development of the U.S. Navy. It is at the same time a biography...

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Utmost Gallantry

by Kevin D. McCranie

Focusing on the oceanic war rather than on the war in the Great Lakes, this study charts the War of 1812 from the perspectives of the two opposing...

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War in the Chesapeake

by Charles Neimeyer

In the early nineteenth century, the United States of America was far from united. The United States faced internal strife over the extent of...

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