The Proudest Day Author:Charles G Muller True War The turning of the tide. By 1814, the US seemed heading for certain defeat in the War of 1812. The British, having defeated Napoleon, could now turn their full awesome military might against the youn republic. Washington was in flames, Detroit had fallen, New Orleans seemed doomed-but the greatest threat lay on Lake Champlain, where ... more »a British breakthrough would mean the end of American hopes and independence.
It was here that a young American naval officer named Thomas Macdonough turned a rotting collection of hulks into a fighting fleet, and sailed out to challenge an overshelming superior British force in the greatest and most important confrontation in the war.
This is the story of that unforgettable battle, and the amazing man who won it.« less