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ISSAC HULL - Captain of the Old Ironsides.

Grant, Bruce

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Chicago 1947, Pellagrini & Cudahy, US first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, VG/VG - ( dust jacket shows heavy upper edge chipping & wear), 418 pages, illus, notes, bibliog. ----------------------------------------- THE FIRST COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY OF ONE OF THIS NATION'S MOST GLORIOUS HEROES, ISAAC HULL, CAPTAIN OF THE FIGHTING SHIP OLD IRONSIDES.THIS IS THE Story of a man and his ship: of Isaac Hull and the frigate Constitution, affectionately known to generations as "Old Ironsides." Isaac Hull's valor and Yankee seamanship in the famous battle between Old Ironsides and the Guerriere won a victory that shaped much of America's history.Hull and the Constitution entered the Navy together. Man and ship were to see many thrilling years of action-the years when the forces of Napoleon, Nelson, and Alexander I locked in combat, the Mediterranean swarmed with pirates, and the Ottoman Empire fell.-----------------------------------------------------------------------Hull and the Constitution fought in the naval war against France and in the Mediterranean against the Barbary corsairs. Together they saw action before Tripoli, where the Constitution was the flagship of Commodore Preble and Hull one of his most trusted officers. Together they aided in liberating Bainbridge and his officers from prison and his crew from the slavery of the Bashaw. Together they were trapped in a dead calm while five enemy warships closed in. But Hull and the Constitution out- , manoeuvred the British and a month later in thirty minutes of violent action outfought them. The ill-fated Chesapeake had been revenged and Hull and the Constitution had won for a discouraged and war weary America a victory that assured the nation protection of its freedom and satisfaction of its honor.------------------------------------------------------------------This biography throws new light on a crucial period of American history. Hull's original description of the capture of the Guerriere which was suppressed at his request and which is published here for the first time in full, the naval aspect of Eaton's march on Derne, the timing of Preble's fifth attack on Tripoli, all make CAPTAIN OF OLD IRONSIDES a real contribution to the memory of a heroic man and ship. N° de ref. de la librería 36771

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Título: ISSAC HULL - Captain of the Old Ironsides.

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