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

By: Hanna, David

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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 life and death, and on this day their commitment would be put to the ultimate test.

The battle between the "Boxer" and the "Enterprise" would be the only major sea engagement of the War of 1812 witnessed by people on land, and, though it lasted less than an hour, was a brutal contest whose outcome was uncertain. When the cannon smoke cleared, good men had been lost, and the U.S. Navy's position in the war had changed.

In "Knights of the Sea," David Hanna brings to vivid life a lost era-a time when sailing vessels exchanged broadsides and naval officers considered it the highest honor to harness the wind to meet their foes. This history pays tribute to the young commanders on either side, a vanishing breed who would come to be standard bearers of courage and fortitude, and would be immortalized in words by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Includes Illustrations Throughout

The battle between the "Boxer" and the "Enterprise" came to represent for those who witnessed it, lived through it, and remembered it something more than a military turning point-it became emblematic of a maritime era that would soon be gone forever.

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

Author Name: Hanna, David

Categories: American War of 1812,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, NAL Caliber: 2012

ISBN Number: 0451235622

ISBN Number 13: 9780451235626

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Remainder

Size: Trade Paperback

Seller ID: 072861

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