Military history

Perilous Fight: America's Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas, 1812-1815

Perilous Fight: America's Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas, 1812-1815

Among America’s less glorious wars, 1812 was the most justified. Battling Napoléon Bonaparte for a decade, Britain had been seizing U.S. ships and impressing their crews into its navy. Unlike America’s bungled 1812 land campaign, its naval effort was led by competent, aggressive commanders who won spectacular victories.

Prologue

Chapter 1. In Barbary

Chapter 2. Honor’s Shoals

Chapter 3. “A Defence Worthy of Republicans”

Chapter 4. “The Present War, Unexpected, Unnecessary, and Ruinous” + Photo Insert 1

Chapter 5. Love of Fame Is a Noble Passion

Chapter 6. Walls of Wood

Chapter 7. “You Shall Now Feel the Effects of War”

Chapter 8. The Far Side of the World + Photo Insert 2

Chapter 9. “My Country I Fear Has Forgot Me”

Chapter 10. Fortunes of War

Chapter 11. “Praise to God for the Restoration of Peace”

Notes

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