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A Press of Canvas by William H. White
Volume One in the War of 1812 Trilogy
This evocative sea tale introduces a new character in American sea fiction: Isaac Biggs of Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Sailing from Boston as captain of the foretop on the bark Anne, his ship is outward bound for St. Barts in the West Indies in the fall of 1810. When the Anne is stopped by a British Royal Navy frigate, Isaac and several shipmates are forcibly pressed into service on the Orpheus, which is actively engaged in England’s long-running war with France.
Written from the aspect of the fo’c’sle rather than an officer’s view and through the eyes of an American, A Press of Canvas provides new perspectives and an exciting story from an often neglected period in American history.
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