The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by George C. Daughan

The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812

Basic Books
Publication date: October 2013
ISBN: 9780465069941
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$20.99
Shortly after the outbreak of the War of 1812, Captain David Porter set out at the helm of the USS Essex, intent on rounding Cape Horn and hunting British whaling and merchant ships in the Pacific Ocean. Porter's odyssey took him to exotic isles and brought glory to the fledgling American navy, and in The Shining Sea, celebrated historian George C. Daughan tells the full story of this historic voyage for the first time. Porter's cruise is now regarded as the greatest maritime adventure of the period, but his monomaniacal quest to capture a British man-of-war ultimately cost him his ship and the lives of over two-thirds of his crew—a disgraceful end to a daring journey.A thrilling narrative of risk and ruin on the high seas, The Shining Sea brings to life one of the war's greatest tragedies, capturing Porter's immense hubris and his cataclysmic failure.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812 ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
2400 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by George C. Daughan
Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence ePub (Adobe DRM) download by George C. Daughan
Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence
George C. Daughan
W. W. Norton & Company, June 2016
ISBN: 9780393245721
Format: ePub
List Price: $18.95 Our price: $16.99