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The Resource A call to the sea : Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution, Claude G. Berube and John A. Rodgaard

A call to the sea : Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution, Claude G. Berube and John A. Rodgaard

Label
A call to the sea : Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution
Title
A call to the sea
Title remainder
Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution
Statement of responsibility
Claude G. Berube and John A. Rodgaard
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Charles Stewart's life of sailing and combat on the high seas rivals that of Patrick O'Brian's fictional hero, Jack Aubrey. Stewart held more sea commands (eleven) than any other U.S. Navy captain and served longer (sixty-three years) than any officer in American navel history. He commanded every type of warship, from sloop to ship-of-the-line, and served every president from John Adams to Abraham Lincoln."
  • "Born in Philadelphia during the American Revolution, Stewart had met President Washington and gone to sea as a cabin boy on a merchantman before age thirteen. In March 1798, at age nineteen, he received a naval commission one month before the formal establishement of the Department of the Navy. Stewart enjoyed an illustrious naval career. Thomas Jefferson recognized his exploits in the Mediterranean during the Barbary Wars, while James Madison sought his advice at the outset of the War of 1812. Stewart trained many future senior naval officers - including David Porter, David Dixon Porter, and David G. Farragut - during service in three wars. In his eighties, he served as a pallbearer at President Lincoln's funeral."
  • "Yet, Stewart owed his reputation to the time spent as commander of the Navy's most powerful frigate, the USS Constitution. No other captain commanded this ship for a longer wartime period or through more navel engagements. Undefeated in battle, including defeating the British warships Cyane and Levant simultaneously, both ship and captain came to be known as "Old Ironsides." Claude Berube and John Rodgaard present the first in-depth biography of one of the founders of the U.S. Navy's fighting tradition, a man whose long and illustrious career both mirrored and helped shape the early history of his country."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berube, Claude G.
Dewey number
  • 973.5/25/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E353.1.S8
LC item number
B47 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rodgaard, John A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ship captains
  • Stewart, Charles
  • United States
  • Constitution (Frigate)
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A call to the sea : Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution, Claude G. Berube and John A. Rodgaard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stewart's call to the sea -- From commissioning to captaincy -- Master commandant -- An abbreviated cruise : Stewart and the Constellation -- USS Constitution -- The Tudors and a home in Bordentown -- Return to the Mediterranean -- On Pacific Station : Commodore Stewart -- On Pacific Station : revolutions -- Court-martial -- Tudor versus Stewart : the second War of the Roses -- A changing navy -- Senior officer present -- "They are gone--all gone ..."
Control code
57565133
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 301 pages
Isbn
9781574885187
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005001242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
A call to the sea : Captain Charles Stewart of the USS Constitution, Claude G. Berube and John A. Rodgaard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stewart's call to the sea -- From commissioning to captaincy -- Master commandant -- An abbreviated cruise : Stewart and the Constellation -- USS Constitution -- The Tudors and a home in Bordentown -- Return to the Mediterranean -- On Pacific Station : Commodore Stewart -- On Pacific Station : revolutions -- Court-martial -- Tudor versus Stewart : the second War of the Roses -- A changing navy -- Senior officer present -- "They are gone--all gone ..."
Control code
57565133
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 301 pages
Isbn
9781574885187
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005001242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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