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Knights of the Sea: The True Story of the Boxer and the Enterprise and the War of 1812
     

Knights of the Sea: The True Story of the Boxer and the Enterprise and the War of 1812

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by David Hanna
 

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On a September day in 1813, as the Age of Fighting Sail was coming to an end, two maritime warriors faced each other in the waters off Pemaquid Point, Maine...

Samuel Blyth was the youthful commander of His Britannic Majesty's brig Boxer, and William Burrows, younger still, commanded the USS Enterprise. Both men valued honor over

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Knights of the Sea 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly good read! Too many of these maritime history books beat you over the head with nautical jargon, and the bigger picture gets lost. After finishing the book I felt like I knew these two naval officers who commanded in the battle (Blyth& Burrows), and how they died in such a stupid war. Kudos to Hanna for bringing light to both.
lpd2 More than 1 year ago
Hanna writes with such passion, it's hard not to get swept up in this story. Highly readable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Find it interesting that the author thinks the British impressment of U.S. citizens aboard U.S. ships was a necessary good that the British had to undertake in order to "keep the wolves at bay" for the good of the U.S. as well as the British. I thought this book was going to be about a specific sea battle between two ships during the war of 1812 but only about 10% of the book was devoted to the actual battle. The author decided to take the book into the pacific, the great lakes and land battles and other subjects for some reason, perhaps to fill up enough pages to publish a book.
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Hey im sorry i have to go
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh! Srry i took a while. Lets go bak to our book. Who cares wat ppl say! Meet u at 1D wat makes u beuatiful book!!! Vanessa