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The Resource The shining sea : David Porter and the epic voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812, George C. Daughan

The shining sea : David Porter and the epic voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812, George C. Daughan

Label
The shining sea : David Porter and the epic voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812
Title
The shining sea
Title remainder
David Porter and the epic voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812
Statement of responsibility
George C. Daughan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After the outbreak of the War of 1812, David Porter, captain of the USS Essex and a veteran of the Quasi-War with France and the war with Tripoli, had orders to join two other American frigates so that the trio could attack British shipping in the South Atlantic. Instead Porter set off on an 18-month voyage to the Pacific in pursuit of fame and riches. Porter's quest for glory would ultimately cost him his ship and the lives of more than two-thirds of his crew, yet he was lauded as a hero upon his return to America. This book describes the most mythologized naval adventure of the War of 1812, and one of the conflict's most celebrated yet misunderstood military commanders, Captain David Porter"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daughan, George C
Dewey number
973.5/2573
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E353.1.P7
LC item number
D38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Porter, David
  • Essex (Frigate)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • HISTORY / Military / Naval
Label
The shining sea : David Porter and the epic voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812, George C. Daughan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1441975
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi 337 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780465019625
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013018564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1441975
  • (OCoLC)830371094
Label
The shining sea : David Porter and the epic voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812, George C. Daughan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1441975
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi 337 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780465019625
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013018564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1441975
  • (OCoLC)830371094

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