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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (77 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Theodore Roosevelt Narrator: Paul Costanzo Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781452677330
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Praised for its scholarship, assurance, and originality, this classic naval history by Theodore Roosevelt offers stirring and comprehensive accounts of the War of 1812’s dramatic naval battles and of the American and English commanders who fought on the vast North American lakes and on the ocean for control of the continent.

Published when Theodore Roosevelt was only twenty-three years old, The Naval War of 1812 was immediately hailed as a literary and scholarly triumph, and it is still considered the definitive book on the subject. It caused considerable controversy for its bold refutation of earlier accounts of the war, but its brilliant analysis and balanced tone left critics floundering, changed the course of United States military history by renewing interest in our obsolete forces, and set the young author and political hopeful on a path to greatness. Roosevelt’s inimitable style and robust narrative make The Naval War of 1812 enthralling, illuminating, and utterly essential to every armchair historian.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An excellent book in every respect, and shows in so young an author the best promises for a good historian.”

    New York Times

  • “A classic of naval history.”

    Edmund Morris, author of Theodore Rex

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kuzriel | 9/15/2013

    " Good for thesis. Showing Roosevelt's diversity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne Marrs | 3/8/2013

    " Brilliant! If anyone needed reaffirmation of Roosevelt's genius, this is the proof. He parsed an unintelligible war perfectly, including all the naval navigation. All of this and more when he was 22 and writing the book while on his honeymoon! What a guy, what a book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 8/22/2012

    " Teddy was quite a good write in his early years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen Hughes | 5/31/2012

    " Still considered the definitive history of the naval war, but TR's prose is pretty turgid. It's funny that a war on the water could make for such dry reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Duane Donecker | 5/15/2012

    " Excellent book, be prepared however a lot of 19th century naval termanology is used as well as a lot of technical information "

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About the Author
Author Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) was the twenty-sixth president of the United States. He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive movement, and “cowboy” image. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive Party of 1912. Before becoming president, he held offices at the municipal, state, and federal level of government. Roosevelt’s achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.

About the Narrator

Paul Costanzo earned both his BA and MA from Juilliard in trumpet performance. As a freelance performer his musical credits range from the Metropolitan to the San Francisco Symphony. He has also been a voice actor for over twenty years and has performed numerous radio commercials, television promos, and narrations for major corporations nationwide. As an audiobook narrator and director, he records regularly for Brilliance Audio, Tantor Media, and Deyan Audio.