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The Resource Thomas Macdonough : master of command in the early U.S. Navy, David Curtis Skaggs

Thomas Macdonough : master of command in the early U.S. Navy, David Curtis Skaggs

Label
Thomas Macdonough : master of command in the early U.S. Navy
Title
Thomas Macdonough
Title remainder
master of command in the early U.S. Navy
Statement of responsibility
David Curtis Skaggs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The 11 September 1814 triumph of an American naval squadron over a much more heavily armed British squadron on Lake Champlain is considered to be the most significant tactical and strategic naval victory of the United States in the War of 1812. Yet the American who led the squadron, Commo. Thomas Macdonough, is a largely forgotten hero. In this work, historian David Skaggs rectifies the oversight by presenting a well-researched and detailed account not only of Macdonough's brilliant actions in the battle, but also the whole of this remarkable sailor's life. Not since the commodore's grandson wrote about him in 1909 has anyone explored Macdonough's career so thoroughly. Unlike that early, uncritical look at the naval leader, this study offers a balanced view of Macdonough's professional career and character. The work also explores the art of naval command in the age of fighting sail and tells how Macdonough received training in naval leadership and applied those lessons at Lake Champlain."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skaggs, David Curtis
Dewey number
  • 973.5/25/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E353.1.M2
LC item number
S53 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Library of naval biography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Admirals
  • Macdonough, Thomas
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Thomas Macdonough : master of command in the early U.S. Navy, David Curtis Skaggs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-246) 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
Naval heritage -- Preparation for command -- Lake Champlain, 1812-1813 -- Lake Champlain, 1814 -- The battle of Plattsburgh Bay -- Life ashore -- Cruise of the Guerrie︡re -- Life's final cruise
Control code
49494988
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 257 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557508393
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002004610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Thomas Macdonough : master of command in the early U.S. Navy, David Curtis Skaggs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-246) 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
Naval heritage -- Preparation for command -- Lake Champlain, 1812-1813 -- Lake Champlain, 1814 -- The battle of Plattsburgh Bay -- Life ashore -- Cruise of the Guerrie︡re -- Life's final cruise
Control code
49494988
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 257 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557508393
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002004610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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