A Quest for Glory

A Biography of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren

  • Subject: Biography & Memoirs | U.S. Navy
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    November 30, 1995
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  • Product Dimensions:
    9 × 6 × 1 in
  • Product Weight:
    26 oz
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To win glory and power, to be renowned throughout posterity—such was the ambition that fueled Dahlgren's controversial rise to eminence during the Civil War era. This rich, balanced portrait examines in detail the admiral's quixotic, frustrating quest.

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"Robert Schneller's A Quest for Glory is a well-written and crafted account of the somewhat tragic life of John DahlgrenAbraham Lincoln's confidant, the foremost designer of naval guns of the Civil War era, and a U.S. Navy operational commander who struggled to meet the technological challenges of a new age of warfare along with his own and his president's expectations."—Michael A. Palmer, East Carolina University, author of Origins of the Maritime Strategy