Captains of the Old Steam Navy: Makers of the American Tradition, 1840-1880

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James C. Bradford
Naval Inst Press, 1986 - History - 356 pages
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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.

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James Bradford is a Professor of History at Texas A&M and the editor of many books on military history, including Makers of the American Naval Tradition and Quarterdeck and Bridge: Two Centuries of American Naval Leaders.

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