Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron
The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American NavyeBook - 2012
The War of 1812 is typically noted for a handful of events: the burning of the White House, the rise of the Star Spangled Banner, and the battle of New Orleans. But in fact the greatest consequence of that distant conflict was the birth of the U.S. Navy. During the War of 1812, America's tiny fleet took on the mightiest naval power on earth, besting the British in a string of victories that stunned both nations. In his new book, Ships of Oak and Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Birth of the American Navy, author Dr. Ronald Utt not only sheds new light on the nava.
Publisher: Washington DC : Regnery Pub., 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), map
Alternative Title: War of 1812 and the forging of the American navy