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

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Viking, 2003 - History - 452 pages
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In 1838, the U.S. government launched the largest discovery voyage the Western world had ever seen-6 sailing vessels and 346 men bound for the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Four years later, the U.S. Exploring Expedition returned with an astounding array of accomplishments and discoveries: 87,000 miles logged, 280 Pacific islands surveyed, 4,000 zoological specimens collected, including 2,000 new species, and the discovery of the continent of Antarctica. And yet at a human level, the project was a disaster-not only had 28 men died and 2 ships been lost, but a series of sensational courts-martial had also ensued that pitted the expedition's controversial leader, Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, against almost every officer under his command. Though comparable in importance and breadth of success to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Ex. Ex. has been largely forgotten. Now, Nathaniel Philbrick re-creates this chapter of American maritime history in all its triumph and scandal. Sea of glory combines meticulous history with spellbinding human drama as it circles the globe from the palm-fringed beaches of the South Pacific to the treacherous waters off Antarctica and to the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and, finally, to a court-martial aboard a ship of the line anchored off New York City.

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Review: Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The US Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

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I really love and appreciate non-fiction that brings history vividly to life. Using plenty of original source material (personal journals, ship's logs, government records etc.), Nathaniel Philbrick's ... Read full review

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I was pleasantly surprised. I bought Sea of Glory a while back, because the topic looked fun. But then realized the author, Nathaniel Philbrick, was also the author of Mayflower, a book I found very ... Read full review

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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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