David Glasgow Farragut

David Glasgow Farragut

by Jean Lee Latham, Paul Frame (Illustrator)
©1967, Item: 93138
Hardcover, 80 pages
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Young David Glasgow Farragut's one ambition was to be in the U.S. Navy. He got his wish—as well was a life of adventure and danger. At the age of ten, he became a midshipman, assigned to his adopted father's ship. Before long, he saw exciting action in the War of 1812. At the age of twelve, Glasgow was appointed prize-master of a capture British ship!

Exciting combat action came again when the Union chose him to lead the naval attack on New Orleans during the Civil War. Under his leadership, fort after fort fell into Union hands. But the greatest prize of all was still to come—Mobile! Risking ships and men, Farragut pushed through the torpedo-mined waters to win again for the Union forces. His words, "Damn the torpedoes! Go ahead! Full speed" are world famous.

To honor this great hero, Congress conferred on him the new rank of Admiral. Jean Lee Latham has written a dramatic story of Farragut and his action-filled career. We also glimpse his personal life and come to know Farragut as a man. Miss Latham's other biographies for Garrard include: Samuel F. B. Morse, Eli Whitney, George W. Goethals, and Sam Houston.

—from the dust jacket

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