In Pursuit of the Essex, a tale of heroism and hubris in the war of 1812
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by Ben Hughes
Pen & Sword, 2016.
271 pages. a few illustrations.
fine condition hardback in the dust-jacket.
a graphic account of the voyage of the American frigate 'Essex', her attacks on the British whaling fleet in the southern seas, and the story of her pursuit and engagement in Valparaiso Bay by the Royal Navy's HMS 'Phoebe'