The Shining Sea

The Shining Sea is George Daughn’s newest addition to the world of War of 1812 literature. He follows the daring and hubristic voyage of a man and his ship destined for great things and ultimately failure. David Porter and the USS Essex have become renowned figures of the United States Navy. Porter’s exploits in the […]

The USS Essex: And the Birth of the American Navy

From the shipping yard of Salem, Massachusetts to the high seasĀ  France Robotti and James Vescovi follow one ship and one man as the pair makes a name for the United States Navy. David Porter had saltwater in his blood so it was no surprise when he took to the sea. The Essex on the […]