A Darker Sea: Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812

A Darker Sea: Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 James L. Haley
  • Title: A Darker Sea: Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812
  • Author: James L. Haley
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  • Page: 256
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  • A Darker Sea: Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 James L. Haley A Darker Sea Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 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 Uni
    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 vThe 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, The Tempest illuminates an unforgettable period in American history.
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    1. For me this was an outstanding historical fiction I am looking forward to the third book in this Naval Saga This book is basically a humanized build up to the Naval War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain The characters and story developed through them is what made this book for me There was some action in the Naval battles but the real story was that of Naval Strategy, arrogant Naval Officers as well as proper Officers and true gentlemen who only wanted a simpler life When Sam B [...]

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    2. I received a ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This book detailed the experiences of Putnam during the war of 1812 Not knowing much about this time period prior to reading this book, I found portions of the narrative very interesting The author also made a point of adding additional historical information during the course of the narrative such as the invention of the pencil, abolition, and federal vs state currency It was clearly well researched, especially in [...]

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    3. I found this book somewhat disappointing The dialogue at times didn t flow well I ve also read the entire Master and Commander series along with the entire Richard Sharpe series I am unable to decide if the author was borrowing various snippets from these books, or if the author was giving a nod to these other series, or if the events described in the book were just so ubiquitous at the time that any author would recount such events Perhaps a little bit of each I would have like a little origin [...]

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    4. From the opening pages of the prologue the author sets part of the watery stage well while giving readers a chance to familiarize with sailing terminology and he introduces colorful main characters Then early chapters brilliantly set the stage on land while introducing and fleshing out other main characters Early on the novel shines and shows excellence as a historical novel shaded towards the history side, accurately setting the scene of the time in a young America The author s use of lettres i [...]

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    5. I received a free copy of this book through the publisher and am honestly and voluntarily reviewing it.I didn t read the first book in this series prior to getting a copy of this, but I chose to before delving into this one This book revolves around Putnam and the war of 1812 I didn t know much about that period of time but the books in this series are interesting and informative It probably isn t for people who aren t into historical fiction or naval based stories.Overall, I definitely enjoyed [...]

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    6. Bliven Putnam has been on leave for several years from the Navy and has married Clarity He has been recalled to Washington D.C as part of a new kind of warfare politics He has been asked his view on the British Navy s taking of American ships and pressing their captives into service for the the English.What will happen when his is given command of his own vessel made a captain and finds his old friend Sam Bandy has been taken captive of an English ship commandeered by his old nemesis Lord Arthur [...]

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    7. 3.5 starsI received a free e reader ARC of this book through the Random First to Read program The book is exactly as what you think it will be based on the title, detailing Putnam s adventures at sea It has quite a bit of detail about sea life and some of the things that were going on at that time in the altercations between Britain and America I wish I had known it was the 2nd in the series before I started it, but it was fine to read as a stand alone book as well.

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    8. This book gets five stars unlike his last one because of a stupid, non essential plot point that I hated.Haley does a great job of weaving history together without it seeming forced This novel includes James Madison, Lyman Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and two historical ship captains William Bainbridge and Isaac Hull.

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    9. Nice to have the history be accurate and multi dimensional, even though this is a fictional work Though this lacks the full spark of the English Master and Commander novels, it is a worthwhile read if you are interested in American, colonial and or Naval history.

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    10. A few good momentsNot as good as the first of the series.He weakly tries to cover the religious conversation of that era.Sea action is well done however which makes the book worthwhile, but only after you ve read all of Patrick O Brien.

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    11. Excellent sea battle book A tour of world history from the view of a young courageous adventurer He evaluates the problems and conflicts of the first decade of the 1800 s by experiencing both sides of conflict through the eyes of his friends and enemies As deep as the sea.

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    12. A great follow onA very good continuation I wish it were longer It provides a wonderful window into life in the northwest corner of Connecticut at the beginning of the 19th century, as well as to the horror of sea battles at that time.

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    13. I love sea stories and this series is one of my favorites Bliven Putnam in the War of 1812.

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