Our Country, Right or Wrong: The Life of Stephen Decatur,

Our Country, Right or Wrong: The Life of Stephen Decatur,


Our Country, Right or Wrong: The Life of Stephen Decatur, the U.S. Navy's Most Illustrious Commander ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Our Country, Right or Wrong: The Life of Stephen Decatur, the U.S. Navy's Most Illustrious Commander By Leonard F. Guttridge ⚣ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Blazing sea fights and undercurrents of intrigue these are among the compelling ingredients of a biography that brings to life the most illustrious and formidable figure of the United States Navy His Blazing sea fights and Right or PDF É undercurrents of intrigue these are among the compelling ingredients of a biography that brings to life the most illustrious and formidable figure of the United States Navy His name is carried by than two dozen towns and cities Here at last is a full exploration of Stephen Decatur s complex character Reckless in youth, cool yet audacious in combat, loved by those who sailed under his command yet plotted against by rivals in the race for glory, Decatur is brought to life in this Our Country, ePUB Ò enthralling sea storyDecatur s heroism became widespread news inwhen, sent to reclaim a captured US vessel from Tripoli in the Barbary Wars, he ordered his men to set fire to the captured vessel and proceed to attack the sailors of the Tripoli fleet in hand to hand combat His brilliance continued through the War of , after which he was promoted to the highest naval rank of Commodore Decatur not only proved dauntless on the quarterdeck but amazingly effective in Mediterranean diplomacy His spectacular dealings with Islamic powers presaged Country, Right or Kindle Ï America s twenty first century involvement in the regionReaders will also learn the identity of the woman he forsook for a sophisticated beauty pursued by suitors as varied as Napoleon Bonaparte s younger brother and Aaron Burr Through freshly discovered documents, many official, some intensely personal, biographer Leonard Guttridge traces the elements that sped Decatur inexorably into the shadow of murder Here, at last, is the full story of the man who raised the most memorable toasts in the history of American celebrations, when he declared inOur country In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right but our country, right or wrong.


10 thoughts on “Our Country, Right or Wrong: The Life of Stephen Decatur, the U.S. Navy's Most Illustrious Commander

  1. Lee Donaldson Lee Donaldson says:

    A very good narritive about Decatur and the early trials of hte US Navy in Tripoli I did not know much about this historical time period and found the book very entertaining and informative.I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of the US Navy or the Barbary Wars in the United States early years.


  2. Danny Stevens Danny Stevens says:

    Well assembled, well told narrative of Decatur and the early US Navy.


  3. Ben Ben says:

    The first half of this book is somewhat lacking However the second half and in particular the portion dealing with the events leading up to and surrounding Decatur s famous duelthan make up for the lacking first half.


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