The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy

Tenley-Friendship Library

The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy

Author Talk

The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. NavyThe War of 1812, often referred to as “The Second War of Independence,” saw not only the burning of Washington DC and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner, but also brought about the rise to prominence of our fledgling navy. Arranged chronologically, The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy explains how the nation’s inexperienced service defied “the mightiest fleet on the globe.”

Co-author David Taylor will be discussing his book at the Tenley-Friendship on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. He will present historical recollections, personal reminiscences of the war and detailed histories through images and intimate stories. You may recognize David from his other works, including Soul of a People: The WPA Writers’ Project Uncovers Depression America, which the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette named a Best Book of 2009.

Learn more about David at his website: davidataylor.org. A book sale and signing will follow.

For more information, call 202-727-1224. Come join us as we celebrate the bicentennial of The War of 1812.