The Resource Stephen Decatur : American naval hero, 1779-1820, Robert J. Allison

Stephen Decatur : American naval hero, 1779-1820, Robert J. Allison

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Stephen Decatur : American naval hero, 1779-1820
Title
Stephen Decatur
Title remainder
American naval hero, 1779-1820
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Allison
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born to an immigrant Philadelphia family in 1779, Stephen Decatur became at age twenty-five the youngest man ever to serve as a captain in the U.S. Navy. His intrepid heroism, leadership, and devotion to duty made him a perfect symbol of the aspirations of the growing nation. Leading men to victory in Tripoli, the War of 1812, and the Algerian war of 1815, and coining the phrase "Our country, right or wrong," Decature created an enduring legend of bravery, celebrated in poetry, song, paintings, and the naming of dozens of towns - from Georgia to Alabama to Illinois. Decatur's friendships with James Madison, John Quincy Adams, and others made him a rising star in national politics. He and his wife Susan built an elegant home near the White House, which became a center of Washington society. The capital and the nation were shocked when Decatur was killed at the age of forty-one in a duel with a rival navy captain. Although he died prematurely, Decatur played a significant role in the shaping of the nation's identity at a time when the American people were deciding what kind of nation they would become
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CN8ML
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Allison, Robert J
Index
index present
LC call number
E353.1.D29
LC item number
A69 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Decatur, Stephen
  • United States
  • Decatur, Stephen
  • United States
  • War of 1812
  • Decatur, Stephen (Soldat
  • Admirals
  • United States
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Admirals
  • Military operations, Naval
  • United States
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Stephen Decatur : American naval hero, 1779-1820, Robert J. Allison
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Publication
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OldControl:muse9781613760611
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-244) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760611
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884008717
  • (OCoLC)ocn884008717
Label
Stephen Decatur : American naval hero, 1779-1820, Robert J. Allison
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9781613760611
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-244) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760611
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884008717
  • (OCoLC)ocn884008717

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