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Lincoln's admiral : the Civil War campaigns of David Farragut

Author: James P Duffy
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recently discovered primary source material sheds new light on Farragut's life and times. The first full admiral in American naval history, he was small in stature and almost sixty years old at the outbreak of the Civil War. Yet Farragut possessed enormous courage and stamina. He led by example and became an inspiration to the entire nation. Thoroughly researched and compellingly written, Lincoln's Admiral examines
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Duffy, James P., 1941-
Lincoln's admiral.
New York : Wiley, ©1997
(OCoLC)606138488
Named Person: David Glasgow Farragut; David Glasgow Farragut; David Glasgow Farragut
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James P Duffy
ISBN: 0471042080 9780471042082 9780785820963 0785820965
OCLC Number: 35262394
Description: x, 276 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A lifetime of service --
The best command in the Navy --
"This is no time for prayer" --
The capture of New Orleans --
Running the Vicksburg batteries --
"Above Vicksburg" --
Free of the river --
Under the guns of Port Hudson --
"The Father of waters ..." --
Mobile Bay: the "brilliant achievement."
Responsibility: James P. Duffy.
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Recently discovered primary source material sheds new light on Farragut's life and times. The first full admiral in American naval history, he was small in stature and almost sixty years old at the outbreak of the Civil War. Yet Farragut possessed enormous courage and stamina. He led by example and became an inspiration to the entire nation. Thoroughly researched and compellingly written, Lincoln's Admiral examines Farragut's command of the most daring and important.

Assignment of the Civil War: the mission to recapture the vital Southern port of New Orleans. With meticulous detail, Duffy deftly retraces the steps that led up to that critical campaign.

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