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The Perfect Wreck: Old Ironsides and HMS Java, a story of 1812 by
Steven E. Maffeo,
--December 29, 1812, the date of one of the most dramatic sea battles in naval history.
HMS Java and the USS Constitution (the famous "Old Ironsides") face off in the War of 1812's most spectacular blue-water frigate action. Their separate stories begin in August 1812--one in England and the other in New England. Then the tension and suspense rise, week-by-week, as the ships cruise the Atlantic, slowly and inevitably coming together for the final life-and-death climax.
The Perfect Wreck is not only the first full-length book ever written about the battle between the USS Constitution and HMS Java, it is a gem of Creative Nonfiction. It has the exhaustive research of a scholarly history book; but it is beautifully presented in the form of a novel.
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author to answer questions about the book and the battle's history on a
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Book Number B01361>.
2012 bumper sticker by Sea-Room,
--The next in the series of bumper stickers intended to attract the attention of other Aubrey/Maturin fans in the parking lot of Barnes and Nobles. Of course the casual reader behind you in traffic will only wonder if you intend an election in some unknown district or state. We do a "head fake" with the sub-title because most people will be unaware that the HMS Surprise had an run-in with the USS Constitution. But then ... , perhaps they saw the movie. And for more direct support, for each bumper sticker sold--a dollar will be sent to the USS Constitution for its maintenance.
1-3 $6.00 each
4-10 $5.00 each
11-24 $4.00 each
25 up $3.50 each
Size 3.75X15 inches, Book Number B01360.