A darker sea: Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 : a novel

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Prowling the South Atlantic in the Tempest, Bliven takes prizes and disrupts British merchant shipping, until he is overhauled, overmatched, and disastrously defeated by the frigate HMS Java. On board he finds his old friend Sam Bandy, one of the Java's American seamen pressed into British service. Their whispered plans to foment a mutiny among the captives may see them hang, when the Constitution looms over the horizon for one of the most famous battles of the War of 1812 in a gripping, high-wire conclusion.
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display_description 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."
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Adventure fiction
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Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Sagas
Fiction / Sea Stories
Historical fiction
Naval history
Sea fiction
Sea stories
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Fiction
United States -- History, Naval -- To 1900 -- Fiction
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title_display A darker sea : Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 : a novel
title_full A darker sea : Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 : a novel / James L. Haley
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