THE STORY OF STEPHEN DECATUR by Iris Vinton

THE STORY OF STEPHEN DECATUR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From material that on the surface offered less than any others in this group, Miss Vinton has made a first rate biography of one of the leading figures in our infant navy. Despite a semi-invalid boyhood, young Stephen at nine sailed with his captain father to France, and from then on, dedicated himself to the sea. But it was some years before his goal was achieved, and from then on he took active part in the most dramatic phases of our early naval history, and distinguished himself everywhere- against the French marauders, against the Barbary pirates, against the British in the War of 1812.

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap