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By Timothy S. Good

ISBN-10: 0786466952

ISBN-13: 9780786466955

throughout the battle of 1812, the U.S. army numbered a number of dozen ships and captured fewer than 2 hundred British vessels. American privateers, nonetheless, commanded greater than 2 hundred vessels and captured greater than 1,000 British ships. The privateers proved the one American strength that regularly threatened Britain through the Atlantic, specifically alongside the coasts of the British Isles.
even though privateers had a much better influence at the British service provider marine and the economic system of significant Britain than the U.S. army, they've got got particularly little scholarly awareness. This reference paintings addresses this shortcoming through offering an accounting of all 248 American privateers throughout the battle and a accomplished record of all captures made by means of American forces—including privateers, military, and others—during that conflict.

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