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By James L. Haley

The moment installment of the gripping naval saga through award-winning historian James L. Haley, that includes Commander Bliven Putnam, chronicling the increase to the largest army clash among the U.S. and Britain after the Revolution—the warfare of 1812.

At the outlet of the struggle of 1812, the British keep watch over the main strong military in the world, and american citizens are back sufferers of piracy. Bliven Putnam, past due of the conflict of Tripoli, is dispatched to Charleston to outfit and take command of a brand new 20-gun brig, the USS Tempest. Later, aboard the Constitution, he sails into the livid early battling of the battle.

Prowling the South Atlantic within the Tempest, Bliven takes prizes and disrupts British service provider delivery, till he's overhauled, overmatched, and disastrously defeated by means of the frigate HMS Java. Its captain proves to be Lord Arthur Kington, whom Bliven had so disastrously met in Naples. On board he additionally unearths his outdated buddy Sam Bandy, one of many Java's pressed American seamen abducted into British carrier. Their whispered plans to foment a mutiny one of the captives might even see them cling, whilst the Constitution looms over the horizon for probably the most well-known battles of the struggle of 1812 in a gripping, high-wire end. With beautiful aspect and guns-blazing motion, A Darker Sea illuminates an unforgettable interval in American history.

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