1821 Bio Commodore Stephen Decatur United States Navy
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-09-17)
Price : US $15.50
Love studying the history of the United States Navy? Here is a rare antique volume for your library!
The Life & Character of Stephen Decatur: Late Commodore & Post Captain in the Navy of the United States by S. Putnam Waldo. Copyright 1821, 2nd edition revised. Published by Clark & Lyman. 378 pages, illustrated. Volume is in fair condition for being 189 years old! Tight binding. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover. Both front & back covers are off. Moderate age browning of pages with scattered foxing and moisture staining of inside frontisplate and title page. Leather covers very worn & scuffed and need rebound. Volume measures 4 1/2' x 7 1/2'.
Early biography of one of America's greatest naval heroes! Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr (1779-1820) was an American naval officer notable for his heroism in the Barbary Wars and in the War of 1812. He was the youngest man to reach the rank of captain in the history of the United States Navy, and the first American celebrated as a national military hero who had not played a role in the American Revolution.
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