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Chasing Oliver Hazard Perry

Travels in the Footsteps of the Commodore Who Saved America

Chasing Oliver Hazard Perry by Craig Heimbuch
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Chasing Oliver Hazard Perry chronicles Craig Heimbuch's journey through time and place in hopes of bringing to life a history that has haunted him since he was young — the story of Oliver Perry and the War of 1812. In the spirit of Tony Horwitz, Heimbuch travels to the battlefields, talks to historians, re-enactors, and fellow travelers to create a book that is funny, moving, and very informative. Perry's story and legacy have stuck with Heimbuch through his entire life. He was just a boy when he first stood at the base of the Perry Monument at Put-in-Bay and listened to his father tell the story of how Perry scribbled on a scrap of paper a report to the American general laying siege to Fort Detroit his famous line, "We have met the enemy, and they are ours."
Clerisy Press; May 2010
240 pages; ISBN 9781578604784
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Title: Chasing Oliver Hazard Perry
Author: Craig Heimbuch
 
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