A Gentlemanly and Honorable Profession: The Creation of the U.S. Naval Officer Corps, 1794-1815

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Naval Institute Press, 1991 - History - 600 pages
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Compiled from official records and unpublished material, the author builds a unique and fascinating social history of the U.S. Navy's officer corps between its establishment in 1794 and the end of the War of 1812.

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Christopher McKee is an American naval historian, librarian, and educator. He has worked at various institutions of higher learning as a librarian, historian, and educator. McKee also held the Secretary of the Navy Research Chair in Naval History at the Naval Historical Center (1990-1991).

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