THE FIRST ADMIRAL by Frederick A. Lane


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A tidy biography of David Glasgow Farragut that follows the same lines as Marie Mudra's David Farragut: Sea Fighter, a slightly more detailed book, to be published by Messner this fall. The smooth text, accompanied by Frederick T. Chapman's neat, idealized versions of our Navy's life of yore, tells how young Glasgow became a midshipman at nine, a prize master at twelve, a key man in the Mediterranean during his twenties, the victor at Mobile Bay, and at last the first full Admiral in the United States. A standard work, accurate, but no more original than the ordinary run of biographies for this age.

Pub Date: Sept. 14th, 1953
Publisher: Aladdin