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

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

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- In the Heart of the Sea spent more than 4 months on The New York Times bestseller list and was a Boston Globe, New York Daily News, New York Newsday, New York Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller

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

Author/Composer: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Categories: History General Topics,

Publisher: Viking: 2003-11-10

ISBN Number: 067003231X

ISBN Number 13: 9780670032310

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 000846

Description: Good Condition: Unmarked. Tight binding. Cover and dustjacket show moderate visible storage and handling wear. Hardcover book with dustjacket copy of Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery: The U.S. Exploring Expedition 1838-1842. New York: Viking (Penguin Group), 2003. xxv, 452 pages. Illustrations, maps. Shipping weight 3 pounds: Additional shipping fee may be requested on international order. Summary: In 1838, the U.S. government launched the largest discovery voyage the Western world had ever seen: 6 sailing vessels and 346 men bound for the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Four years later, the U.S. Exploring Expedition returned with an astounding array of accomplishments and discoveries: 87,000 miles logged, 280 Pacific islands surveyed, 4,000 zoological specimens collected, including 2,000 new species, and the discovery of the continent of Antarctica. And yet at a human level, the project was a disaster. Not only had 28 men died and 2 ships been lost, but a series of sensational courts-martial had also ensued that pitted the expedition's controversial leader, Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, against almost every officer under his command. Sea of glory combines meticulous history with spellbinding human drama as it circles the globe from the palm-fringed beaches of the South Pacific to the treacherous waters off Antarctica and to the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and, finally, to a court-martial aboard a ship of the line anchored off New York City. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!

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