"A few months after the outbreak of the War of 1812, Captain David Porter set out in the U.S.S. Essex on an epic, seventeen month cruise to the South Seas. In The Shining Sea, award winning historian George C. Daughan tells the full story of Porter's thrilling, action-packed voyage."

My newest book The Shining Sea will be in bookstores starting October 8. This book is again published by Basic Books, division of Perseus Books, N.Y. My booktour will follow the launch. Click on the link at the right hand sidebar for Events to see where I will be speaking. I hope to see many old friends, new friends and fans of If By Sea and 1812: The Navy's War.