OLIVER HAZARD PERRY by Charles J. Dutton

OLIVER HAZARD PERRY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The man who built a fleet on the Erie and led them out to defeat the British in 1812, thus claiming and holding the Lakes for the U. S. Son of a seaman, of good birth, he had followed the sea since his teens. He performed his incredible feat at the age of 28 -- spent several more years in Newport with his wife or serving his country, and died at 34, at sea. The book is well written, and -- after a slow start -- gathers momentum and interest. Appeal -- to all who are interested in Americana, in sea stories, in straightforward biography.

Publisher: Longmans, Green