Oliver Hazard Perry: Honor, Courage, and Patriotism in the Early U.S. Navy

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Naval Institute Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 302 pages
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"After completing a thorough examination of primary sources, Skaggs traces Perry's development from a midshipman to commodore where he personified the best in seamanship, calmness in times of stress, and diplomatic skills. But this work is not a hagiographic treatment, for it offers a candid analysis of Perry's character flaws, particularly his short temper and his sometimes ineffective command and control procedures during the battle of Lake Erie. Skaggs also explains how Perry's short but dramatic naval career epitomized the emerging naval professionalism of the young republic, and he demonstrates how the Hero of Lake Erie fits into the most recent scholarship concerning the role of post-revolutionary generation in the development of American national identity.
  

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Contents

Joining the Navy
1
Apprenticeship
25
Building the Lake Erie Squadron
49
The Test of Combat
78
Hero of Lake Erie
120
Ashore and Afloat
150
Caribbean Commodore
186
The PerryElliott Controversy Continued
218
Notes
245
Bibliography
279
Further Reading
293
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About the author (2006)

David Curtis Skaggs is professor emeritus of history at Bowling Green State University.

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