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

by Nathaniel Philbrick | History | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 067003231x Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by nuttyreader from Wichita Falls, Texas USA on Tuesday, June 09, 2009
This is history written as a novel. Winner of the National Book Award.
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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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. A journey 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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