Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
"A treasure of a book."—David McCullough
The harrowing story of a pathbreaking naval expedition that set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean, dwarfing Lewis and Clark with its discoveries.
A New York Times Notable Book
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. Combining spellbinding human drama and meticulous research, Philbrick reconstructs the dark saga of the voyage to show why, instead of being celebrated and revered as that of Lewis and Clark, it has—until now—been relegated to a footnote in the national memory.
Winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize
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Sea Of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842User Review - Neal Wyatt - Book Verdict
Where to go next from Bryson's wonderful launching pad is a question that could fill a decade with delight. If Richard Fortey's essay on collections caught your fancy, turn next to Philbrick's ... Read full review
SEA OF GLORY: America's Voyage of Discovery: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842User Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The harrowing survival tale that garnered Philbrick a National Book Award (In the Heart of the Sea, 2000) seems almost a tune-up for this saga of wind and wave.In revisiting the long-forgotten South ... Read full review
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