The Naval War of 1812

The Naval War of 1812

A Complete History

eBook - 2017
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Although only 23 years old at the time of publication, Theodore Roosevelt made his mark as a military scholar with this detailed analysis of naval combat between the United States and Great Britain from 1812--15. Engagingly written and comprehensively researched, The Naval War of 1812 exercised considerable influence on the formation of the modern American Navy and remains a cornerstone work in its field. Drawing upon official documents, letters, and histories, Roosevelt portrays the political and social atmosphere in the United States and Great Britain prior to the war, taking particular note of America's unpreparedness. He then presents a balanced year-by-year chronicle of the war's progression on the Atlantic Ocean and the American lakes. Unlike prior histories, Roosevelt's account offers impartial assessments of the relative strengths and weaknesses of both sides. Four years after publication, the U.S. Navy ordered that a copy be placed on every ship, and it remains standard reading at the Naval Academy. The book contributed to Roosevelt's appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Navy and his role in the navy's development and modernization, resulting in a significant step toward America's rise as a world power.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Dover Publications,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780486823454
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (592 pages)

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