Shining Sea

Jefferson Exchange | November 4, 2013
12:41 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

The Rise Of American Naval Power On "The Shining Sea"

Credit Basic Books

George C. Daughan talks about the obscurity of the War of 1812 and one of its best naval captains.

"Don't give up the ship," Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry said during the War of 1812. 

Fellow Navy man David Porter did not heed the advice.  But Porter is the man historian George Daughan chose to profile in his book The Shining Sea. 

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