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Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
Brodine, Charles E., Crawford, Michael J., Hughes, Christine F.
Description In this beautifully illustrated history, U.S. Naval Historical Center staff historians examine how three naval warriors demonstrated honor, courage, and commitment when confronting superior British forces during America's "second war of independence." David Porter in the frigateEssexorchestrated a devastating attack on the British whaling fleet in the Pacific; Joshua Barney's naval flotilla in the Chesapeake helped delay the British attack on Washington in 1814; and Thomas Macdonough's superior tactical leadership at the Battle of Plattsburgh led to the defeat of his Royal Navy opponents and prompted the British government to negotiate a peace agreement.Brodine, Charles E. is the author of 'Against All Odds U.S. Sailors in the War of 1812' with ISBN 9780945274506 and ISBN 0945274505.