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The Resource Commander : the life and exploits of Britain's greatest frigate captain, Stephen Taylor

Commander : the life and exploits of Britain's greatest frigate captain, Stephen Taylor

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Commander : the life and exploits of Britain's greatest frigate captain
Title
Commander
Title remainder
the life and exploits of Britain's greatest frigate captain
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edward Pellew, captain of the legendary Indefatigable, was quite simply the greatest British frigate captain in the age of sail. Left fatherless at age eight, with a penniless mother and five siblings, Pellew fought his way from the very bottom of the navy to fleet command. Victories and eye-catching feats won him a public following. Yet he had a gift for antagonizing his better-born peers, and he made powerful enemies. Redemption came with his last command, when he set off to do battle with the Barbary States and free thousands of European slaves. Opinion held this to be an impossible mission, and Pellew himself, leading from the front in the style of his contemporary Nelson, did not expect to survive. Pellew's humanity, fondness for subordinates, and blind love for his family, and the warmth and intimacy of his letters, make him a hugely engaging figure. Stephen Taylor gives him at last the biography he deserves.--Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 359.0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Exmouth, Edward Pellew
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Frigates
  • Frigates
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Commander : the life and exploits of Britain's greatest frigate captain, Stephen Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn783161124
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xi, 354 p.
Isbn
9780393071641
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012027783
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)783161124
Label
Commander : the life and exploits of Britain's greatest frigate captain, Stephen Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn783161124
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xi, 354 p.
Isbn
9780393071641
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012027783
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)783161124

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