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Knights of the sea : the true story of the Boxer and the Enterprise and the War of 1812 / David Hanna.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780451235626 (hc)
  • ISBN: 0451235622 (hc)
  • Description: viii, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : NAL Caliber, c2012.

Available copies

  • 4 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Nonfiction E 360 H36 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 973.5245/Hanna (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 973.525 HANNA 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 973.5245/HANNA (Text to phone) Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Prologue: September 5, 1813 -- Portsmouth, England -- Philadelphia -- The Boxer -- The Enterprise -- The War -- The Maritime War -- Home Front -- The Battle -- The Brotherhood -- Epilogue: July 15, 2007 -- Appendix A: Court-martial of Boxer's Surviving Officers -- Appendix B: Court-martial of William Harper (selected excerpts).
Summary: 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 lasted less than an hour, and its outcome was uncertain, but when the cannon smoke cleared, the U.S. Navy's position in the war had changed. Historian David Hanna brings to 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.--From publisher description.

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