- ISBN/SKU: 9781591145417
- Binding: Paperback & eBook
- Era: War of 1812
- Number of Pages: 568
- Subject: Biography
- Date Available: March 2013
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The Captain from Connecticut is the definitive biography of the man who became a national hero as the commander of the USS Constitution in her dramatic victory over HMS Guerriere in the War of 1812. While Isaac Hull’s outstanding seamanship was in evidence throughout his career, Maloney makes the case that it is ironic that he is remembered for his tactical prowess in this famous naval battle, because he was actually the most pacific of men.
~ Praise for The Captain From Connecticut ~
"Author Maloney has mined all possible sources. This carefully researched and well-written biography gets off to a slow start but picks up momentum as Hull’s life unfolds. The Naval Institute has performed a good deed in reissuing this volume."
— The Journal of America's Military Past
“A well-written and scholarly account, this biography traces the life and naval career of War of 1812 hero Hull. Along with the naval action, the author pays attention to details of Hull’s administrative and diplomatic skills exemplified by his role in connection with the Peruvian war of independence. The narrative also sheds some light on the attitude of naval officers of the time and the life of the common seamen.”
— Library Journal
Linda M. Maloney has been an assistant professor of history at the University of South Carolina and Texas Christian University. She lives in Enosberg Falls, VT.