CAPTAIN OF OLD IRONSIDES by Bruce Grant

CAPTAIN OF OLD IRONSIDES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Biography of Isaac Hull, hero of the war of 1812, who captained the decisive battle between the US Frigate Constitution and the British Guerriere. His career in the Navy, privateer chasing, raids on the Barbary Corsairs, engagements at Tripoli and Alexandria; then after his great victory, life of Eastern coastal patrol and prolonged feuding with minor scandals. A figure less well-known than his exploits, ably presented; a combination of Naval and personal history. Well documented.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1947
Publisher: Pellegrini & Cudahy