A Darker Sea: Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 by James L. Haley

By James L. Haley

The moment installment of the gripping naval saga by way of award-winning historian James L. Haley, that includes Commander Bliven Putnam, chronicling the building up to the largest army clash among the U.S. and Britain after the Revolution—the conflict of 1812.

At the hole of the warfare of 1812, the British regulate the main strong army in the world, and american citizens are back sufferers of piracy. Bliven Putnam, overdue of the conflict of Tripoli, is dispatched to Charleston to outfit and take command of a brand new 20-gun brig, the USS Tempest. Later, aboard the Constitution, he sails into the livid early scuffling with of the conflict.

Prowling the South Atlantic within the Tempest, Bliven takes prizes and disrupts British service provider delivery, till he's overhauled, overmatched, and disastrously defeated via the frigate HMS Java. Its captain proves to be Lord Arthur Kington, whom Bliven had so disastrously met in Naples. On board he additionally unearths his outdated good friend Sam Bandy, one of many Java's pressed American seamen abducted into British carrier. Their whispered plans to foment a mutiny one of the captives might even see them grasp, whilst the Constitution looms over the horizon for essentially the most well-known battles of the warfare of 1812 in a gripping, high-wire end. With beautiful element and guns-blazing motion, A Darker Sea illuminates an unforgettable interval in American history.

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