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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
Title variation
Commander
Title variation remainder
the life and exploits of Britains greatest frigate captain
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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
Summary
Depicts the adventurous and heroic life story of Edward Pellew, the British naval officer who worked his way up to commanding the HMS Indefatigable during the Revolutionary War and also fought during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10151313
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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Taylor, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 359.0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA87.1.E9
LC item number
T39 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Exmouth, Edward Pellew
  • Great Britain
  • Exmouth, Edward Pellew
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Frigates
  • Frigates
  • Armed Forces
  • Frigates
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and exploits of Britain's greatest frigate captain
Label
Commander : the life and exploits of Britain's greatest frigate captain, Stephen Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations -- List of Plates -- Map: Edward Pellew's seas of endeavour -- Introduction -- Prologue: North Africa, 1816 -- PART ONE: EMERGENCE/ 1) A Turbulent Boy -- 2) War for the Lakes -- 3) Patronage Lost and Won -- 4) A Cornish Chief -- Indefatigables -- French Foe, French Friend -- 7) "The Most Important Crisis of My Life" -- PART TWO: ECLIPSE/ 8) A Protest Too Far -- 9) A Ship in Revolt -- 10) St. Vincent's Anchor -- 11) Storm in the East -- 12) Fortunes of War -- 13) The Last Command -- PART THREE: EXIT/ 14) White Knights -- 15) Massacre at Bona -- 16) "Wooden Walls Against Stone" -- Epilogue -- Appendix -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
ocn783161124
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xi, 354 pages
Isbn
9780393071641
Lccn
2012027783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations -- List of Plates -- Map: Edward Pellew's seas of endeavour -- Introduction -- Prologue: North Africa, 1816 -- PART ONE: EMERGENCE/ 1) A Turbulent Boy -- 2) War for the Lakes -- 3) Patronage Lost and Won -- 4) A Cornish Chief -- Indefatigables -- French Foe, French Friend -- 7) "The Most Important Crisis of My Life" -- PART TWO: ECLIPSE/ 8) A Protest Too Far -- 9) A Ship in Revolt -- 10) St. Vincent's Anchor -- 11) Storm in the East -- 12) Fortunes of War -- 13) The Last Command -- PART THREE: EXIT/ 14) White Knights -- 15) Massacre at Bona -- 16) "Wooden Walls Against Stone" -- Epilogue -- Appendix -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
ocn783161124
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xi, 354 pages
Isbn
9780393071641
Lccn
2012027783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)783161124

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