A Rage For Glory the Life Of Commodore Stephen Decatur, Usn

A Rage For Glory the Life Of Commodore Stephen Decatur Usn De Kay chronicles the exploits of Commodore Stephen Decatur one of th century America s most celebrated heroes from his burning of the Philadelphia in Tripoli Harbor during the Barbary War to his

  • Title: A Rage For Glory the Life Of Commodore Stephen Decatur, Usn
  • Author: James Tertius de Kay James T. De Kay
  • ISBN: 9781402596773
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Audio
  • A Rage For Glory the Life Of Commodore Stephen Decatur, Usn

    De Kay chronicles the exploits of Commodore Stephen Decatur, one of 19th century America s most celebrated heroes, from his burning of the Philadelphia in Tripoli Harbor during the Barbary War to his capture of HMS Macedonian in the War of 1812 This account of Decatur s hard charging life includes his marriage to Susan Wheeler and his tragic death in a duel orchestrated bDe Kay chronicles the exploits of Commodore Stephen Decatur, one of 19th century America s most celebrated heroes, from his burning of the Philadelphia in Tripoli Harbor during the Barbary War to his capture of HMS Macedonian in the War of 1812 This account of Decatur s hard charging life includes his marriage to Susan Wheeler and his tragic death in a duel orchestrated by jealous rivals.

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    One thought on “A Rage For Glory the Life Of Commodore Stephen Decatur, Usn

    1. Owen

      I knew virtually nothing about Stephen Decatur when I picked up this book. Now he is one of my favorite Americans. His swashbuckling and derring-do would be the envy of Robert Louis Stevenson protagonists. He makes for an entertaining subject and the author is more than up to the job. The man climbed aboard a captive American ship in an enemy harbor in native dress, detonated it, then ran for his life and outsailed the enemy’s entire fleet in a mad dash to safety. He leapt from his ship to bat [...]

    2. Renn Daniels

      A powerful tribute to the brilliant career of Admiral/Commodore Stephen Decatur. War heroes are only human and Decatur is a prime example of tragedies in one's own life.

    3. Vinnydbullet

      I never had so much fun in the vast ocean of battle. Tantalizing my curiosity, the story of this mans life was amazingly enjoyable. The title caught me and the more its meaning was pondered throughout the book I realized no other title could have possibly been more symbolic of this mans life. When reviewing this book its major benefits lean on its FEROCITY, INTRIGUE and ADMIRATION. Ferocity is stated in respect of the amazing ships (war ships were called “frigates”). Intrigue is developed i [...]

    4. Alice

      I started this book while doing 80 MPH down I-15 in Utah, downloading it to my phone with a weak data plan. I was being bored to tears by the audio boo "The Specials" by Scott Westerfeld got interesting (and I finished it), but this booknever got boring. I decided after listening to YA audio The New Nation: 1789-1850 by Joy Hakim it said paraphrase"Steven Decatur was a great man and we only have a short space for him in this book. If you want to Learn More About Steven Decatur ere are many books [...]

    5. Warren-Newport Public Library

      "Dove mi piace!" "I go where I please!" It's my new motto in life, so thanks Stephen.Man, Commodore Stephen Decatur, what a piece of work. What started out as a funny office joke has now expanded to me knowing far more about early US Navy, the Barbary Pirates, the absolute spanking we gave the Royal Navy at the beginning of the War of 1812 and of course Decatur.The fact that it was accepted practice at one time for men to shot at each other over basically name calling is astonishing. The fact th [...]

    6. Amanda

      "Dove mi piace!" "I go where I please!" It's my new motto in life, so thanks Stephen.Man, Commodore Stephen Decatur, what a piece of work. What started out as a funny office joke has now expanded to me knowing far more about early US Navy, the Barbary Pirates, the absolute spanking we gave the Royal Navy at the beginning of the War of 1812 and of course Decatur.The fact that it was accepted practice at one time for men to shot at each other over basically name calling is astonishing. The fact th [...]

    7. Tamara

      The audio book is read by John McDonough, one of my favorite readers. This is a biography ofStephen Decatur. This is a quote from Good Reads "Stephen Decatur was one of the most awe-inspiring officers of the entire Age of Fighting Sail. A real-life American naval hero in the early nineteenth century, he led an astonishing life, and his remarkable acts of courage in combat made him one of the most celebrated figures of his era." I learned alot about the formation of theUnited States Navy and a gr [...]

    8. Thom

      Encountered a reference to this book in a more recent book about the Barbary Wars. Wow - fantastic book! A great story, a great biography, and great history. Recommended to just about anyone, and a text I'll read again.

    9. Peregrine 12

      This was one of the most engaging stories I've read in a long time. Not only was it well written, but the events depicted in this man's life were almost unbelievable. Once again, truth is stranger than fiction! (I recommend as audio CD for folks with a long drive ahead of them.)

    10. James

      Great book on an American hero that so few Americans even know about. Shame, as his exploits in the burning of the Philadelphia are amazing. The capture of the Macedonian, is a thing of legend. I recommend this book highly. Read it and learn something.

    11. Ross

      This man's life reads like a tragic novel. If you are interested in the age of fighting sail and the men that made the era famous (Nelson, Cochrane, etc.) then this a must read.

    12. Evelyn

      My husband's favorite historical person. An amazing man; he pulled such crazy stunts that I'm surprised Hollywood hasn't taken advantage of his story.

    13. Mark Luongo

      Very readable little book about a great character of American naval history by a noted naval historian. I would also recommend his book on the USS Monitor as well.

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