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The Resource A darker sea : Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 : a novel, James L. Haley

A darker sea : Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 : a novel, James L. Haley

Label
A darker sea : Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 : a novel
Title
A darker sea
Title remainder
Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 : a novel
Statement of responsibility
James L. Haley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Chronicles the period leading up to the War of 1812 from the perspective of brig commander Bliven Putnam, who disrupts British merchant shipping before an encounter with an old nemesis leads to a reunion
  • "Commander Bliven Putnam faces the biggest military conflict between the United States and Britain since the Revolution in this high seas adventure by award-winning historian James L. Haley. At the onset of the War of 1812, the British control the most powerful navy on earth and, to keep up their numbers, they are forcing helpless American traders into service against their own flag. In the midst of public outrage and competing voices in the U.S. Navy, President Madison and his cabinet members are divided on a course of action. Bliven Putnam, late of the Battle of Tripoli, is dispatched to Washington, D.C., to serve as a decisive voice--or perhaps a scapegoat--and finds himself drawn into a new kind of warfare: politics. Bliven's diplomatic responsibilities are soon exchanged for command of a new twenty-gun brig, the U.S.S. Tempest. But the journey to captain will prove to be more physically and psychologically taxing than Bliven expects. Especially when an old nemesis from a disastrous Naples encounter, Lord Arthur Kington, is prowling the sea. Aboard the H.M.S. Java, Kington is taking prizes and disrupting American merchant shipping, and he's pressed Bliven's oldest friend, Sam Bandy, into service. Overhauled, overmatched, and unprepared, both Bliven Putnam and his young nation are heading into a battle more personal than anyone could know. With exquisite detail and guns-blazing action, A Darker Sea illuminates this unforgettable period in American history."
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A54638
LC item number
D37 2017
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Bliven Putnam naval series
Label
A darker sea : Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 : a novel, James L. Haley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]-384)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn992168128
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780399171116
Lccn
2017028230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399171116
  • (OCoLC)992168128
Label
A darker sea : Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 : a novel, James L. Haley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]-384)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn992168128
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780399171116
Lccn
2017028230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399171116
  • (OCoLC)992168128

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