Mad for Glory

Mad for Glory

A Heart of Darkness in the War of 1812

Book - 2015 | First hardcover edition
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In October, 1812, as the U.S. frigate Essex ventured out against the British army, only one man had any idea that this cruise would turn into the strangest naval adventure in American history. That man was Captain David Porter, who had decided to run off with the navy's ship and its three hundred men to fight a separate Pacific war, one of privateering, pillaging, and orgies. Drawing on Porter's own writings and the accounts of eyewitnesses, the author recounts the events of a dark and fatal voyage in which David Porter crosses the line from commander to cult leader, from improbable fantasy to disastrous reality. --Publisher.
Publisher: Thomaston, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers, 2015
Edition: First hardcover edition
ISBN: 9780884483571
0884483576
Characteristics: 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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