The Captain from Connecticut

The Life and Naval Times of Isaac Hull
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Published:August 15, 2013
By Linda M. Maloney (Author)

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.

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Product Details
  • Paperback : 568 pages
  • Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations; 6 maps
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (August 15, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1591145414
  • ISBN-13: 9781591145417
  • Product Dimensions: 6.33 X 9.25 in
  • Shipping Weight: 31.56 oz
  • “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, the latter 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
  • “I am very impressed with this study and believe that it will not be surpassed in its detailed portrait of hull and the navy he served. … One learns as much about the challenges of navy life for hull’s family as about the man himself, and peaceful times are given at least equal weight with periods of warfare. The book is a fine modern contribution to naval scholarship.” -- William S. Dudley, Head, Historical Research Branch, U.S. Naval Historical

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.

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