Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 26, 2004 - History - 480 pages
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America?s first frontier was not the West; it was the sea?and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling In the Heart of the Sea Philbrick probed the nightmarish dangers of the vast Pacific. Now, in an epic sea adventure, he writes about one of the most ambitious voyages of discovery the Western world has ever seen?the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838? 1842. On a scale that dwarfed the journey of Lewis and Clark, six magnificent sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean?and ended up naming the newly discovered continent of Antarctica, collecting what would become the basis of the Smithsonian Institution, and much more.
  

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User Review  - mybucketlistofbooks - LibraryThing

More great beach reading from Nathaniel Philbrick. This time he tackles a now mostly forgotten expedition known as the United States Exploring Expedition (or US. Ex. Ex.) which took place between 1838 ... Read full review

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User Review  - untraveller - LibraryThing

Excellent! Philbrick is a great writer. My only wish would be for a list of characters in the plot. When it gets this convoluted, a reminder list is helpful. Read full review

Contents

ABBREVIATIONS
YOUNG AMBITION
THE GREAT SOUTH SEA
THE DEPLORABLE EXPEDITION
MOST GLORIOUS HOPES
AT SEA
THE TURNING POINT
COMMODORE OF THE PACIFIC
MAUNA LOA
THE WRECK OF THEPEACOCK
HOMEWARD BOUND
RECKONING
THIS THING CALLED SCIENCE
LEGACY
EPILOGUE
UNPUBLISHED SOURCES

ANTARCTICA
A NEW CONTINENT
THE CANNIBAL ISLES
MASSACRE AT MALOLO
PUBLISHED SOURCES AND DISSERTATIONS
PUBLICATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION
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About the author (2004)

Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "In the Heart of the Sea," which won the National Book Award, and "Sea of Glory," winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize.

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