Command under sail : makers of the American naval tradition, 1775-1850 /

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Imprint:Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c1985.
Description:xvi, 333 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject:United States. -- Navy -- Officers -- Biography.
United States. -- Navy.
Armed Forces -- Officers.
United States -- History, Naval -- To 1900
United States.
Naval history.
Format: U.S. Federal Government Document Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Bradford, James C.
ISBN:0870211374 : $24.95
Notes:Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 305-321.
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Command Under Sail is the first of a projected series showing the influence of certain naval officers upon US naval traditions of command. This is accomplished through a series of 12 individual biographies, from Esek Hopkins to Robert Stockton-each done by a different naval historian, many previously published. The advantage of this book is that it serves as a well-documented reference to the lives of our more important naval officers, a few of whom are not so easily recognized. There are excellent bibliographic essays and references at the end of each biography, and a few illustrations. One hopes that the projected plan to continue this bibliographic series through modern times may come to fruition. Public and academic libraries, all levels.-B.H. Groene, Southeastern Louisiana University

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