Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy by Ronald Utt
English | December 3rd, 2012 | ASIN: B009SMAAWE, ISBN: 1621570029, 1621573044 | 610 pages | EPUB | 1.44 MB
The War of 1812 is typically noted for a handful of events: the burning of the White House, the rise of the Star Spangled Banner, and the battle of New Orleans. But in fact the greatest consequence of that distant conflict was the birth of the U.S. Navy. During the War of 1812, America’s tiny fleet took on the mightiest naval power on earth, besting the British in a string of victories that stunned both nations.