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

"Shortly after the outbreak of the War of 1812, Captain David Porter set out at the helm of the USS Essex, intent on rounding Cape Horn and hunting British whaling and merchant ships in the Pacific Ocean. Porter's odyssey took him to exotic isles and brought glory to the fledgling American navy, and...

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Main Author: Daughan, George C.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Basic Books, 2013.
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Call Number: E 353.1 .P7 D38 2013