Lives of Distinguished American Naval Officers, Vol. 2: Jones, Woolsey, Perry, Dale (Classic Reprint)

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Few names connected with the American marine have so much claim to celebrity as that of the subject of this sketch. His services were of a character so bold and romantic, the means he employed were seemingly so inadequate to the ends he had in View, and his suc cess, on one occasion in particular, so very brilliant as to have given rise, on the part of his political and per sonal enemies, to much unmerited and bitter calumny, While his admirers and friends have been induced to lean a little too strongly to the side of eulogy and un discriminating praise. As the matter of the life and character of this distinguished officer has been frequently the subject of comment in biographies, of more or less merit, within the last few years, and a great mass of evidence has been produced to remove the veil which was so long drawn before his early years, this is per haps the time when an attempt may best be made to arrive at a just appreciation of the deeds of the officer, and the qualities of the man. In assuming this task.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - James Fenimore Cooper


Published Date - August 30 2019

ISBN - 9780331412413

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm

Page Count - 268

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