Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World, Daughan George C.
Автор: Daughan George C. Название: If by Sea: The Forging of the American Navy--From the Revolution to the War of 1812 ISBN: 0465025145 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780465025145 Издательство: Little, Brown Цена: 9670 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: The American Revolution-and thus the history of the United States-began not on land but on the sea. Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride not by jumping on a horse, but by scrambling into a skiff with two other brave patriots to cross Boston Harbor to Charlestown. Revere and his companions rowed with muffled oars to avoid capture by the British warships closely guarding the harbor. As they paddled silently, Revere's neighbor was flashing two lanterns from the belfry of Old North Church, signaling patriots in Charlestown that the redcoats were crossing the Charles River in longboats. In every major Revolutionary battle thereafter the sea would play a vital, if historically neglected, role. When the American colonies took up arms against Great Britain, they were confronting the greatest sea-power of the age. And it was during the War of Independence that the American Navy was born. But following the British naval model proved crushingly expensive, and the Founding Fathers fought viciously for decades over whether or not the fledgling republic truly needed a deep-water fleet. The debate ended only when the Federal Navy proved indispensable during the War of 1812. Drawing on decades of prodigious research, historian George C. Daughan chronicles the embattled origins of the U.S. Navy. From the bloody and gunpowder-drenched battles fought by American sailors on lakes and high seas to the fierce rhetorical combat waged by the Founders in Congress, If By Sea charts the course by which the Navy became a vital and celebrated American institution.
Автор: Daughan George C. Название: Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World ISBN: 0393356752 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780393356755 Издательство: Wiley Цена: 8930 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: An award-winning historian reinterprets the battle that launched the American Revolution.
No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than the Hudson River. In 1776, King George III sent the largest amphibious force ever assembled to seize Manhattan and use it as a base from which to push up the Hudson River Valley for a rendezvous at Albany with an impressive army driving down from Canada. George Washington and other patriot leaders shared the king's fixation with the Hudson. In fact, one of the few things that scholars have agreed upon is that the British strategy, though disastrously executed, should have been effective. Until now, no one has argued that this plan of action was lunacy from the start."Revolution on the Hudson"makes the bold new argument that Britain s attempt to cut off New England never would have worked, and ultimately cost the crown her colonies. It unpacks intricate military maneuvers, introduces the personalities presiding over each side's strategy, and reinterprets the vagaries of colonial politics to offer a thrilling response to one of our most vexing historical questions: How could a fledgling nation have defeated the most powerful war machine of the era?"
Автор: Daughan George Название: 1812: The Navy`s War ISBN: 0465085997 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780465085996 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 10890 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: When war broke out between Britain and the United States in 1812, America`s prospects looked dismal. British naval aggression made it clear that the ocean would be the war`s primary battlefield,but America`s navy, only twenty ships strong, faced a practiced British fleet of more than a thousand men-of-war. Still, through a combination of nautical deftness and sheer bravado, a handful of heroic captains and their stalwart crews managed to turn the tide of the war, besting the haughty skippers of the mighty Royal Navy and cementing America`s newly won independence. In 1812: The Navy`s War , award-winning naval historian George C. Daughan draws on a wealth of archival research to tell the amazing story of this tiny, battletested team of Americans and their improbable yet pivotal victories. Daughan thrillingly details the pitched naval battles that shaped the war, and shows how these clashes proved the navy`s vital role in preserving the nation`s interests and independence. A stunning contribution to military and national history, 1812: The Navy`s War is the first complete account in more than a century of how the U.S. Navy rescued the fledgling nation and secured America`s future.
Автор: Daughan George C. Название: 1812: The Navy`s War ISBN: 0465020461 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780465020461 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 19750 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Daughan George C. Название: Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World ISBN: 1684410568 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781684410569 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 24300 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: George C. Daughan's magnificently detailed account of the battle of Lexington and Concord will challenge the prevailing narrative of the American War of Independence. It was, Daughan argues, based as much on economics as on politics. When Benjamin Franklin wrote home about living conditions in Britain and Ireland, his countrymen were appalled. Could the Crown's motive be to reduce the prosperous American colonies to such serfdom? This idea inspired the vast turnout of Patriot militiamen at Lexington and Concord that so shocked King George III and his ministers. The scorn of the British for the experienced colonial fighters was another key factor. The British troops?many had never been in battle?were outnumbered and outclassed; their leaders were impervious to reason; and the fate of British rule in America was sealed. Authoritative and immersive, Lexington and Concord offers new understanding of a battle that became a template for colonial uprising in later centuries.
Автор: Daughan George Название: The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex During the War of 1812 ISBN: 0465019625 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780465019625 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 13300 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: A few months after the outbreak of the War of 1812, Captain David Porter set out in the USS Essex on an epic, seventeen-month cruise to the South Seas. Porter was pursuing fame and riches, and by most accounts his odyssey was a stunning success: it brought glory to the fledgling American navy, cemented Porter`s reputation as a daring and talented commander, and has long been celebrated as one of the greatest maritime adventures in U.S. history. Less well known, however, is the terrible price that the crew of the Essex paid for their captain`s outsized ambitions.In The Shining Sea , award-winning historian George C. Daughan tells the full story of Porter`s thrilling, action-packed voyage, revealing the heights of Porter`s hubris and the true depths of his failure on this fateful cruise. Intent on achieving personal glory, Porter made the treacherous journey around Cape Horn and into the Pacific Ocean, where he planned to capture a British man-of-war. From Valparaiso to the Galapagos to the Marquesas, the Essex roamed the South Seas, seizing British whaling and merchant ships, wreaking havoc on British commerce, and earning Porter and his men wealth and acclaim. Flush with his victories, Porter welcomed the news that a British frigate,the HMS Phoebe ,was on his tail, and he resolved to capture her. But Porter could not overcome the Phoebe`s superior firepower. Over the course of a desperate, bloody battle, he lost the Essex and over two-thirds of her crew,a shocking end to a daring journey.A swashbuckling tale of risk and ruin on the high seas, The Shining Sea brings to life the monomaniacal quest of one of the most misunderstood commanders of the War of 1812. Porter`s singular voyage, Daughan shows, stands as a cautionary tale for any leader who would put personal glory and ambition ahead of cause and countrymen.
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