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Naval Occurrences of the War of 1812: A Full and Correct Account of the Naval War Between Great Britain and the United States of America, 1812-1815
     

Naval Occurrences of the War of 1812: A Full and Correct Account of the Naval War Between Great Britain and the United States of America, 1812-1815

by William James
 

English lawyer and historian William James wrote this book in 1817 to counter what he considered the bombastic, patriotic, and false version of the war put forward by American authors. To free the war from "American dross," James used his legal mind to pick through a wealth of evidence and came to the conclusion that "no American ship of war has, after all,

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English lawyer and historian William James wrote this book in 1817 to counter what he considered the bombastic, patriotic, and false version of the war put forward by American authors. To free the war from "American dross," James used his legal mind to pick through a wealth of evidence and came to the conclusion that "no American ship of war has, after all, captured a British ship of the same force." Many of the work's more controversial and vociferous passages were deleted or toned down for his six-volume history of the Royal Navy published in 1826, but this fully reset classic—which includes more than one hundred contemporary official documents—allows readers to appreciate the full force of James's original arguments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851779874
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.46(d)
Age Range:
1 Year

Meet the Author


William James was a lawyer before turning his hand to naval history. His most famous work, The Naval History of Great Britain, is also available from Conway.

Andrew Lambert is Laughton Professor of Naval History at King's College London and a renowned expert on William James.

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