Lincoln's Admiral: The Civil War Campaigns of David Farragut

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Castle Books, May 15, 2008 - History - 288 pages
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This book tells of the Civil War campaigns of David Farragut. Thoroughly researched and compellingly written, this book examines Farragut's command of the most daring and important assignment of the Civil War: the mission to recapture the vital Southern port of New Orleans.

"Damn the torpedoes... Full speed ahead." Admiral David Farragut's bold order at the Battle of Mobile Bay has served as a rallying cry for the United States Navy for a century. Described as "urbane" and "indomitable" by contemporaries, and lionized as an "American Viking" by the Northern press during the Civil War. Farragut was considered gallant, brilliant, and humane by friend and foe alike.á

Lincoln's Admiral also offers insights into the Battle of Mobile Bay, arguably Farragut's most famous campaign. An expansive and compelling chronicle of Farragut's career, Lincoln's Admiral traces the brilliant decisions and wartime strategy of one of history's greatest military leaders.á

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This book is a biography of the first admiral in the US Navy, Admiral David Farragut. Most of the book concerns the events of the US Civil War when Farragut was in command of the US Western Blockade ... Read full review

Lincoln's Admiral: The Civil War Campaigns of David Farragut

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Duffy offers the life of Civil War naval master David Farragut, who was 60 at the time of the conflict├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Żs onset yet proved to be the most energetic and courageous of the Union├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Żs ... Read full review


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James P. Duffy is a military historian. He has written about the Civil War and The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: A Complete Book of Facts.

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