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Dewey and Other Naval Commanders   By: (1840-1916)

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Dewey and Other Naval Commanders by Edward Sylvester Ellis is a captivating account of some of the most influential naval officers in American history. With a focus on Admiral George Dewey, who played a pivotal role in the Spanish-American War, the author manages to weave together an intriguing narrative that delves into the lives and accomplishments of these military leaders.

One of the strengths of this book is Ellis' ability to bring the characters to life. He provides great detail and insight into the personalities of these commanders, going beyond their military exploits to explore their motivations, strengths, and weaknesses. The reader gains a deep understanding of the individuals behind these historic naval operations.

The author's research is also commendable. Ellis extensively details the historical context surrounding each commander, setting the stage for their notable achievements. From the Battle of Manila Bay to the War of 1812, he skillfully presents the events that shaped naval warfare and led to the rise of these officers.

Moreover, Ellis has a knack for creating a sense of tension and excitement. The descriptions of naval battles are vivid and engaging, allowing the reader to experience the intensity and struggle firsthand. His storytelling abilities make these historical accounts feel alive and captivating.

However, one area where the book falls short is its occasionally dry writing style. While the wealth of information is impressive, at times it can become overwhelming and monotonous. The author could have benefited from adding more personal anecdotes or dialogue to break up the historical content, making it more engaging for readers who may not have prior knowledge of naval history.

Despite this minor flaw, Dewey and Other Naval Commanders remains an essential read for history enthusiasts, particularly those interested in naval warfare. Ellis' comprehensive research, character development, and ability to spin a memorable tale elevate this book beyond a mere historical account. It sheds light on the lesser-known heroes of the seas and reminds us of the immense impact naval commanders have had on the course of history.

First Page:

DEWEY

AND OTHER

NAVAL COMMANDERS.

BY

EDWARD S. ELLIS, A.M.

Author of "A History of the World," "The People's Standard History of the United States," "A History of the State of New York," "Deerfoot Series," "Log Cabin Series," Etc.

NEW YORK

HURST & COMPANY

PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1899,

BY

JOHN HOVENDON.

CONTENTS. Page.

Introduction 5

CHAPTER I.

Admiral George Dewey The Birth and Boyhood of George Dewey. 7

CHAPTER II.

Dewey in the War for the Union. 17

CHAPTER III.

Dewey in the War with Spain. 35

CHAPTER IV.

The Revolutionary Battles Birth of the American Navy The Privateers Capture of New Providence, in the Bahamas Paul Jones A Clever Exploit A Skilful Escape Fine Seamanship An Audacious Scheme. 52

CHAPTER V.

A Daring Attempt by Captain Paul Jones Why It Failed A Bold Scheme Why It Did Not Succeed The Fight Between the Ranger and Drake . 63

CHAPTER VI.

One of the Most Memorable Sea Fights Ever Known The Wonderful Exploit of Captain Paul Jones... Continue reading book >>




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