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A Darker Sea - Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812

James L. Haley

The second installment of the gripping naval saga by award-winning historian James L. Haley, featuring Commander Bliven Putnam, chronicling the build up to the biggest military conflict between the United States and Britain after the Revolution—the War of 1812. At the opening of the War of 1812, the British control the most powerful navy on earth, and Americans are again victims of piracy. Bliven Putnam, late of the Battle of Tripoli, is dispatched to Charleston to outfit and take command of a new 20-gun brig, the USS Tempest. Later, aboard the Constitution, he sails into the furious early fighting of the war. Prowling the South Atlantic in the Tempest, Bliven takes prizes and disrupts British merchant shipping, until he is overhauled, overmatched, and disastrously defeated by the frigate HMS Java. Its captain proves to be Lord Arthur Kington, whom Bliven had so disastrously met in Naples. On board he also finds his old friend Sam Bandy, one of the Java's pressed American seamen kidnapped into British service. Their whispered plans to foment a mutiny among the captives may see them hang, when the Constitution looms over the horizon for one of the most famous battles of the War of 1812 in a gripping, high-wire conclusion. With exquisite detail and guns-blazing action, A Darker Sea illuminates an unforgettable period in American history.

The second installment of the gripping naval saga by award-winning historian James L. Haley, featuring Commander Bliven Putnam, chronicling the build up to the biggest military conflict between the United States and Britain after the Revolution—the War of 1812. At the opening of the War of 1812, the British control the most powerful navy on earth, and Americans are again victims of piracy. Bliven Putnam, late of the Battle of Tripoli, is dispatched to Charleston to outfit and take command of a new 20-gun brig, the USS Tempest. Later, aboard the Constitution, he sails into the furious early fighting of the war. Prowling the South Atlantic in the Tempest, Bliven takes prizes and disrupts British merchant shipping, until he is overhauled, overmatched, and disastrously defeated by the frigate HMS Java. Its captain proves to be Lord Arthur Kington, whom Bliven had so disastrously met in Naples. On board he also finds his old friend Sam Bandy, one of the Java's pressed American seamen kidnapped into British service. Their whispered plans to foment a mutiny among the captives may see them hang, when the Constitution looms over the horizon for one of the most famous battles of the War of 1812 in a gripping, high-wire conclusion. With exquisite detail and guns-blazing action, A Darker Sea illuminates an unforgettable period in American history.
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The second installment of the gripping naval saga by award-winning historian James L. Haley, featuring Commander Bliven Putnam, chronicling the build up to the biggest military conflict between the United States and Britain after the Revolution—the War of 1812. At the opening of the War of 1812, the British control the most powerful navy on earth, and Americans are again victims of piracy. Bliven Putnam, late of the Battle of Tripoli, is dispatched to Charleston to outfit and take command of a new 20-gun brig, the USS Tempest. Later, aboard the Constitution, he sails into the furious early fighting of the war. Prowling the South Atlantic in the Tempest, Bliven takes prizes and disrupts British merchant shipping, until he is overhauled, overmatched, and disastrously defeated by the frigate HMS Java. Its captain proves to be Lord Arthur Kington, whom Bliven had so disastrously met in Naples. On board he also finds his old friend Sam Bandy, one of the Java's pressed American seamen kidnapped into British service. Their whispered plans to foment a mutiny among the captives may see them hang, when the Constitution looms over the horizon for one of the most famous battles of the War of 1812 in a gripping, high-wire conclusion. With exquisite detail and guns-blazing action, A Darker Sea illuminates an unforgettable period in American history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Boehmer

Length:

12h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:46


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:07


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:33


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:52


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:34


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:47


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:42


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:14


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:05


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:44


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:43


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:52


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:34


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:01


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:39


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:30


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:22


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:48


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:41


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:26


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:45


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:55


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:17


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:04


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

00:38