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Our Country, Right or Wrong: The Life of Stephen Decatur, the U.S. Navy's Most Illustrious Commander

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Blazing sea fights and undercurrents of intrigue: these are among the compelling ingredients of a biography that brings to life the most illustrious and formidable figure of the United States Navy. His name is carried by more than two dozen towns and cities. Here at last is a full exploration of Stephen Decatur's complex character. Reckless in youth, cool yet audacious in ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 17th 2006 by Forge Books
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Ben
Mar 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
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The first half of this book is somewhat lacking. However the second half and in particular the portion dealing with the events leading up to and surrounding Decatur's famous duel more than make up for the lacking first half.
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