The Resource Perilous fight : America's intrepid war with Britain on the high seas, 1812-1815, Stephen Budiansky

Perilous fight : America's intrepid war with Britain on the high seas, 1812-1815, Stephen Budiansky

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Perilous fight : America's intrepid war with Britain on the high seas, 1812-1815
Title
Perilous fight
Title remainder
America's intrepid war with Britain on the high seas, 1812-1815
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Budiansky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Budiansky shows that, far from an indecisive and unnecessary conflict--as historians have long dismissed the War of 1812--this "forgotten war" had profound consequences that would change the course of naval warfare, America's place in the world, and the rules of international conflict forever. Never again would the great powers challenge the young republic's sovereignty in the aftermath of the stunning performance of America's navy and privateersmen. Drawing extensively on diaries, letters, and personal accounts from both sides, Budiansky re-creates the encounters at sea, the intimate hopes and fears of vainglorious captains and young seamen in search of adventure, and the behind-the-scenes political intrigue and maneuvering in Washington and London.--From publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Budiansky, Stephen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E360
LC item number
.B87 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War of 1812
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • Großbritannien
  • Military operations, Naval
  • War of 1812
  • Britisch-amerikanischer Krieg
  • Seekrieg
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Perilous fight : America's intrepid war with Britain on the high seas, 1812-1815, Stephen Budiansky
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [391]-402) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In Barbary -- Honor's shoals -- "A defense worthy of republicans"-- "The present war, unexpected, unnecessary, and ruinous" -- Love of fame is a noble passion -- Walls of wood -- "You shall now feel the effects of war" -- The far side of the world -- "My country I fear has forgot me" -- Fortunes of war -- "Praise to God for the restoration of peace"
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 422 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780307270696
Lccn
2010037005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607975715
  • (OCoLC)ocn607975715
Label
Perilous fight : America's intrepid war with Britain on the high seas, 1812-1815, Stephen Budiansky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [391]-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In Barbary -- Honor's shoals -- "A defense worthy of republicans"-- "The present war, unexpected, unnecessary, and ruinous" -- Love of fame is a noble passion -- Walls of wood -- "You shall now feel the effects of war" -- The far side of the world -- "My country I fear has forgot me" -- Fortunes of war -- "Praise to God for the restoration of peace"
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 422 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780307270696
Lccn
2010037005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607975715
  • (OCoLC)ocn607975715

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