Captains of the Old Steam Navy

Makers of the American Naval Tradition 1840-1880

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Now in paperback for the first time, this collection of biographical essays delves into the careers of thirteen colorful naval leaders who guided the U.S. Navy through four turbulent decades of transition. Interpretive in approach, each essay emphasizes facets of the officer's personality or aspects of his career that made lasting contributions to the navy.

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