Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy

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“At a time when America seems to flinch at threats from the world’s petty tyrants, our forefathers’ defiance two centuries ago of the mightiest empire on earth should stiffen our spines. Ron Utt’s inspiring narrative reminds us that this nation has never failed to produce heroes when they’re needed most.”
Edwin Feulner, president of the Heritage Foundation

“Few episodes in American history are as rich in ...

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Overview


PRAISE FOR Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron

“At a time when America seems to flinch at threats from the world’s petty tyrants, our forefathers’ defiance two centuries ago of the mightiest empire on earth should stiffen our spines. Ron Utt’s inspiring narrative reminds us that this nation has never failed to produce heroes when they’re needed most.”
Edwin Feulner, president of the Heritage Foundation

“Few episodes in American history are as rich in heroism and drama as the War of
1812, yet it has been crowded out of the popular imagination by the Revolution and the Civil War. Ron Utt’s riveting account of the infant republic’s epic struggle on land and sea against the greatest power of the age will make you wonder how this could have become America’s ‘forgotten war.’”
Stephen Moore, author and economist

“In Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron, Ron Utt draws on previously overlooked material on the War of 1812 to vividly bring America’s ‘second war of Independence’ back to life on this its 200th anniversary. The book is special for its account of the forgotten but heroic free blacks who played a crucial role in defending America from the British invaders.”
Fred Siegel, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, scholar in residence at St. Francis College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621570028
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 584,534
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Ronald D. Utt, Ph.D., is a former senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., with a long-standing interest in maritime warfare. Earning his Ph.D. from Indiana University, he served in President Reagan’s Office of Management and Budget and is the former associate chief economist of the Chamber of Commerce. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, and Newsday. He lives with his wife Michele on the Rappahannock River in Falmouth, Virginia.
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  • Posted January 25, 2013

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    A good read, if you like early naval history

    Well written, easy read. Does a good job of mixing historical information with interesting personal vignettes and diary entries from those who lived during the period.

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    The author did a wonderful job of making history read like a goo

    The author did a wonderful job of making history read like a good novel.  The book was a great read and made you appreciate the history of  our young country.  I liked the way the chapters moved between land and sea battles.  The importance of the war on our nations future was put into a new light for me.  A great  job.

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