One of the nation's greatest victories during the War of 1812 was Oliver Hazard Perry's triumph on Lake Erie; it was a victory that would immediately be called signal as in remarkable or noteworthy. Two authors whose research into the subject is well-recognized dramatically tell the story of this engagement. Gerald Altoff, Chief Ranger and historian at the Perry Peace Memorial has written several books on the subject including a biography of Perry, and the role black soldiers played in the war ("Amongst My Best Men") also featured in the Early Navy section of this page. David Skaggs is a professor at Bowling Green University. The book was chosen as the 1999 winner of the Lyman Book Award. Includes 8 photos, 2 line drawings, 7 maps, notes, glossary, and bibliography.
264 pages, Softbound 2000, Naval Institute Press.
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