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

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

Nathaniel Philbrick


"A treasure of a book." -- David McCullough

A big apple occasions remarkable Book

America's first frontier used to be now not the West; it was once the ocean, and nobody writes extra eloquently approximately that watery wasteland than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling In the center of the Sea Philbrick probed the nightmarish hazards of the immense Pacific. Now, in an epic sea experience, he writes approximately the most bold voyages of discovery the Western global has ever seen--the U.S. Exploring excursion of 1838-1842. On a scale that dwarfed the adventure of Lewis and Clark, six amazing crusing vessels and a staff of countless numbers got down to map the whole Pacific Ocean and ended up naming the newly came across continent of Antarctica, accumulating what might develop into the root of the Smithsonian establishment. Combining spellbinding human drama and meticulous examine, Philbrick reconstructs the darkish saga of the voyage to teach why, rather than being celebrated and respected as that of Lewis and Clark, it has--until now--been relegated to a footnote within the nationwide memory.

Winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval heritage Prize

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