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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...

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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

Recipient of the 2017 Royal Marines Historical Society Literary Award. The story of Fort McHenry’s defense during the War of 1812 is well known...

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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 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

Named a Proceedings Notable Naval Book of 2011 Recipient of an Honorable Mention/Finalist for a "2012 Samuel Eliot Morison Book Award for...

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War in the Chesapeake

by Charles Neimeyer

Dr. Charlie Neimeyer is the Marine Corps Historical Foundation's 2017 recipient of "The Brigadier General Edwin Simmons-Henry I. Shaw Award...

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