The story of the epic contest between shipping magnates Samuel Cunard and Edward Collins for mid-19th century control of the Atlantic.
William M. Fowler is Distinguished Professor of History at Northeastern University in Boston and has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Naval War College, and the Sea Education Association. A trustee of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Association, The Paul Revere Memorial Association, and The Rhode Island Historical Society, Fowler is an honorary member of the Boston Marine Society, as well as an editor of The New England Quarterly. He lives in Winchester, Massachusetts.
[Fowler's] superb American Crisis brings to life, with great clarity and understanding, one of the least-known, most important chapters in the long struggle for independence, and leaves no doubt of how much, once again, was owed to George Washington for how things turned out. -- David McCullough With American Crisis [Fowler] has written the book of his long and distinguished career. Chronicling one of the least known portions of the American Revolution, he has created a page-turner full of intrigue, drama, and countless unexpected twists. You will never think of George Washington in quite the same way. -- Nathaniel Philbrick A judicious, well-paced and engaging introduction to a turning point in American and world history. Publishers Weekly on EMPIRES AT WAR
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