Navy. Readers who gravitate toward naval history are those most likely to enjoy Stephen Budiansky’s fine book, Perilous Fight: America's Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas, 1812-1815. Budiansky provides a solid foundation of the politics and issues of the time, and the weaknesses of the fledgling USA in comparison to England’s Royal Navy. He describes the key players in sufficient detail, and highlights with ample description the pitched battles that marked that war. Readers unfamiliar with this war will learn much from this book, and those who know this period well are likely to appreciate Budiansky’s contribution to our understanding of that time.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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