Defective Masts, HMS Guerriere, Morning Joe and conventional wisdom

In the age of fighting sail it was not uncommon for captains of rival navies to know or befriend each other as Captain Issac Hull of the USS Constitution and Captain James Dacres of the HMS Guerriere did. Before the war of 1812 Hull had Dacres on the Constitution as a guest. Dacres, who had; … Continue reading Defective Masts, HMS Guerriere, Morning Joe and conventional wisdom

Perilous Fight America’s Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas 1812-1815 Amazon Vine/Lunch.com reviews

My reviews of Stephen Budiansky's soon to be released volume Perilous Fight America's Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas 1812-1815 are now available both at Lunch.com here and at Amazon.com via the Amazon vine program here. If you are looking for a book that is a play by play of the cannon balls … Continue reading Perilous Fight America’s Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas 1812-1815 Amazon Vine/Lunch.com reviews

4 Americans Two Campaigns Bainbridge Stewart Limbaugh Palin

In June of 1812 the United States of America declared War on Great Briton over a variety of causes not the least of which was the impressment of sailors from American merchant ships into the British Navy (which was at the time involved in a life and death struggle with Napoleon and France). Four months … Continue reading 4 Americans Two Campaigns Bainbridge Stewart Limbaugh Palin