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Farragut: America's First Admiral (Brassey's Military Profiles)

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Examines the military leadership of the greatest U.S. naval officer of the nineteenth century.

Book News Annotation:

Schneller (U.S. Naval Historical Center) profiles the military career of the Union's Rear Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, perhaps most famous for his command "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" at the Civil War naval battle at Mobile Bay.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Damn the torpedoes Full speed ahead With those words, David Glasgow Farragut led a fleet of Union warships into Mobile Bay, where he achieved one of the most celebrated victories in American naval history. What separates the good officer from the great one, writes Robert J. Schneller, Jr., is the courage to make difficult decisions in the heat of combat despite personal fear or the awful realization that some men will have to pay in blood. Farragut's personal attributes, such as his sharp intelligence and confidence, and his careful preparations, keen situational awareness, and courage to act boldly at decisive moments produced the Union's most important naval victories and resulted in his appointment as the U.S. Navy's first admiral. These qualities also made Farragut the greatest naval officer, Union or Confederate, of the Civil War and, indeed, the most outstanding U.S. naval officer of the nineteenth century.

Synopsis:

-- Launches a new series — Brassey's "Military Profiles" — of concise biographies of significant military leaders throughout history, ancient times to the present

-- Analyzes the qualities of military leadership that made Farragut a great commander

-- Focuses on the moments in his life when his greatness came to the fore

"Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" With those words, David Glasgow Farragut led a fleet of Union warships into Mobile Bay, where he achieved one of the most celebrated victories in American naval history. What separates the good officer from the great one, writes Robert J. Schneller Jr., is the courage to make difficult decisions in the heat of combat despite personal fear or the awful realization that some men will have to pay in blood. Farragut'.s personal attributes, such as his sharp intelligence and confidence, and his careful preparations, keen situational awareness, and courage to act boldly at decisive moments produced the Union's most important naval victories and resulted in his appointment as the U.S. Navy's first admiral. These qualifies also made Farragut the greatest naval officer, Union or Confederate, of the Civil War and, indeed, the most outstanding U.S. naval officer of the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781574883985
Author:
Schneller, Robert John, Jr.
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Author:
Schneller, Robert John, Jr.
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Admirals
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Brassey's Military Profiles
Series Volume:
107-300
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
116
Dimensions:
8.40x5.42x.68 in. .65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Damn the torpedoes Full speed ahead With those words, David Glasgow Farragut led a fleet of Union warships into Mobile Bay, where he achieved one of the most celebrated victories in American naval history. What separates the good officer from the great one, writes Robert J. Schneller, Jr., is the courage to make difficult decisions in the heat of combat despite personal fear or the awful realization that some men will have to pay in blood. Farragut's personal attributes, such as his sharp intelligence and confidence, and his careful preparations, keen situational awareness, and courage to act boldly at decisive moments produced the Union's most important naval victories and resulted in his appointment as the U.S. Navy's first admiral. These qualities also made Farragut the greatest naval officer, Union or Confederate, of the Civil War and, indeed, the most outstanding U.S. naval officer of the nineteenth century.
"Synopsis" by , -- Launches a new series — Brassey's "Military Profiles" — of concise biographies of significant military leaders throughout history, ancient times to the present

-- Analyzes the qualities of military leadership that made Farragut a great commander

-- Focuses on the moments in his life when his greatness came to the fore

"Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" With those words, David Glasgow Farragut led a fleet of Union warships into Mobile Bay, where he achieved one of the most celebrated victories in American naval history. What separates the good officer from the great one, writes Robert J. Schneller Jr., is the courage to make difficult decisions in the heat of combat despite personal fear or the awful realization that some men will have to pay in blood. Farragut'.s personal attributes, such as his sharp intelligence and confidence, and his careful preparations, keen situational awareness, and courage to act boldly at decisive moments produced the Union's most important naval victories and resulted in his appointment as the U.S. Navy's first admiral. These qualifies also made Farragut the greatest naval officer, Union or Confederate, of the Civil War and, indeed, the most outstanding U.S. naval officer of the nineteenth century.

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