David Glasgow Farragut

Admiral in the Making
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Published:April 18, 2014
By Charles Lee Lewis (Author)

The first volume of Lewis’ masterful biography of David Glasgow Farragut’s long career in the U.S. Navy covers his life before the Civil War. Farragut served with Captain David Porter in the USS Essex; cruised in the Mediterranean; hunted pirates in the Caribbean; almost died of yellow fever; observed the French bombardment of Vera Cruz; sailed into Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and Rio de Janeiro when revolution threatened those cities; fought in the Mexican War; and commanded the steam sloop of war Brooklyn. During these years he slowly rose from midshipman to captain, then to the highest rank in the United States Navy.

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Product Details
  • Paperback : 396 pages
  • Illustrations: 16 b/w photos
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (April 18, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1591144159
  • ISBN-13: 9781591144151
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 18.4 oz

Charles Lee Lewis, born in 1886, a prominent naval historian and a professor of English and history at the United States Naval Academy, wrote biographies of Matthew Fontaine Maury, Franklin Buchanan and Stephen Decatur.

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