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Farragut : America's first admiral

Author: Robert John Schneller
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2002.
Series: Military profiles.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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""Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" With those words, David Glasgow Farragut led a fleet of Union warships into Mobile Bay, where he achieved one of the most celebrated victories in American naval history. What separates the good officer from the great one, writes historian Robert J. Schneller, Jr., is the courage to make difficult decisions in the heat of combat despite personal fear or the awful realization
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Naval history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schneller, Robert John, 1957-
Farragut.
Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, c2002
(OCoLC)606492692
Online version:
Schneller, Robert John, 1957-
Farragut.
Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, c2002
(OCoLC)606682644
Named Person: David Glasgow Farragut; David Glasgow Farragut; David Glasgow Farragut
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert John Schneller
ISBN: 1574883984 9781574883985 1574885421 9781574885422
OCLC Number: 49283497
Description: xvi, 116 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Child of the frontier --
Baptism of fire --
Antebellum naval officer --
Triumph at New Orleans --
Purgatory on the Mississippi --
Triumph at Mobile Bay --
War hero.
Series Title: Military profiles.
Responsibility: Robert J. Schneller, Jr.

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