Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812
Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure #2
G.P. Putnam's Sons
On Sale: October 16, 2018
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The second installment of the gripping naval saga by
award-winning historian James L. Haley, featuring Commander
Bliven Putnam, chronicling the build up to the biggest
military conflict between the United States and Britain
after the Revolution—the War of 1812.
At the opening of the War of 1812, the British control the
most powerful navy on earth, and Americans are again victims
of piracy. Bliven Putnam, late of the Battle of Tripoli, is
dispatched to Charleston to outfit and take command of a new
20-gun brig, the USS Tempest. Later, aboard the
Constitution, he sails into the furious early
fighting of the war.
Prowling the South Atlantic in the Tempest, Bliven
takes prizes and disrupts British merchant shipping, until
he is overhauled, overmatched, and disastrously defeated by
the frigate HMS Java. Its captain proves to be Lord
Arthur Kington, whom Bliven had so disastrously met in
Naples. On board he also finds his old friend Sam Bandy, one
of the Java's pressed American seamen kidnapped into British
service. Their whispered plans to foment a mutiny among the
captives may see them hang, when the Constitution
looms over the horizon for one of the most famous battles of
the War of 1812 in a gripping, high-wire conclusion. With
exquisite detail and guns-blazing action, A Darker Sea
illuminates an unforgettable period in American history.
Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure
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