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Admiral David Dixon outlet sale Porter: The Civil War wholesale Years sale

Admiral David Dixon outlet sale Porter: The Civil War wholesale Years sale

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Nearly forgotten because his career and accomplishments have often been misinterpreted, David Dixon Porter takes his rightful place among the foremost naval heroes of the Civil War in this richly detailed, entertaining history. Porter rose faster through the ranks, commanded more men and ships, won more victories, and was awarded more congressional votes of thanks than any other officer in the U.S. Navy. His own postwar writings, however, were so flawed by an unquenchable ego, a thin skin, and a burning desire to vindicate his father, David Porter, a controversial naval hero in the War of 1812, that historians have neglected him.
Drawing on the correspondence and journals of Porter''s allies and enemies, both military and political, as well as official documents and the admiral''s own volume of papers, the noted naval writer Chester Hearn sets the record straight. This account brings to life the firebrand hero of New Orleans, Arkansas Post, Vicksburg, and Fort Fisher, whose unique tactics and techniques rank among the most imaginative and successful in naval history. On board Porter''s flagship readers can witness daring, brilliant attacks against the punishing batteries at Vicksburg and Fort Fisher and the costly failures at Steele''s Bayou and Red River. They can sit in on the critical strategy meetings with Sherman and Grant, and the thrilling chase up and down the coast of South America after Semmes on the CSS Sumter.
A talented fighter and colorful personality with a marvelous sense of humor, Porter earned respect and friendship from the likes of Lincoln, Grant, and Sherman, but drew the ire of political generals like Butler, Banks, and McClernand.

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Jean A. Jones
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Good for me because I wanted to find out more the Battle of Fort Fisher
Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2013
I live near Wilmington, NC and near Wilmington by Kure Beach is the Fort Fisher State Historic Site which are basically the ruins of the old confederate stronghold of Fort Fisher. I used to work there and it is one of my favorite places to visit in Wilmington. The naval... See more
I live near Wilmington, NC and near Wilmington by Kure Beach is the Fort Fisher State Historic Site which are basically the ruins of the old confederate stronghold of Fort Fisher. I used to work there and it is one of my favorite places to visit in Wilmington. The naval commander at the Battle of Fort Fisher was Union Admiral David Dixon Porter and I wanted to find out more about his perspective on the Battle of Fort Fisher which was mentioned quite a bit in the recent Stephen Spielberg movie, "Lincoln." Because of the Battle of Fort Fisher, the port city of Wilmington was ultimately lost to the South, and Confederate General Robert E. Lee''s army ultimately had to surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant partly due to lack of supplies. Anyway, this book gave a good account of the Battle of Fort Fisher, and for that reason alone, I found this book well worth the purchase.
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n.allen
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Unsung hero
Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2020
Very well written, it keeps you interested and gives you insight to one of America’s under appreciated hero’s.
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Sam Dennis
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Great book!
Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2019
Great read! Highly recommendable
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Great book. It really brought to life the career ...
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2017
Great book. It really brought to life the career of Admiral Porter.
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Joel unowsky
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Thought it would be general rather than specific as to ...
Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2014
Thought it would be general rather than specific as to Porter''s part and his bias. But was interesting and well written.
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Admiral David Dixon Porter: Civil War Years
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2012
I REALLY ENJOYED READING THIS BOOK ALOT AND IT IS WHAT I WANTED. I AM INTO HISTORICAL AND MILITARY BOOKS TO READ
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ADMIRAL DAVID G. FARRAGUT
Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2011
I PURCHASED A LOT OF BOOKS AND DVDS AND I HAVE NOT READ IT YET. I GLANCED THROUGH IT AND IT IS WHAT I WANT.
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Michael E. Fitzgerald
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Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2002
An interesting and well written biography of a key and often overlooked Civil War participant. The role of the Federal and Confederate Navies in the War Between the States has been neglected by almost all historians. Why? Most of the more colorful, decisive actions,... See more
An interesting and well written biography of a key and often overlooked Civil War participant.
The role of the Federal and Confederate Navies in the War Between the States has been neglected by almost all historians. Why? Most of the more colorful, decisive actions, the events that sell books, were fought on land.
This is a different type of story from a refreshingly different point of view. It is exciting and enlightening. The Federals could not have won without their excellent Navy, whose role was every bit as crucial as their Army''s. This is as good an account of the U.S. Navy''s role in the Union''s Civil War victory as there is. Viewed through the life of David Dixon Porter, it is a fine testament to the Navy and the man
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Admiral David Dixon outlet sale Porter: The Civil War wholesale Years sale

Admiral David Dixon outlet sale Porter: The Civil War wholesale Years sale

Admiral David Dixon outlet sale Porter: The Civil War wholesale Years sale

Admiral David Dixon outlet sale Porter: The Civil War wholesale Years sale

Admiral David Dixon outlet sale Porter: The Civil War wholesale Years sale

Admiral David Dixon outlet sale Porter: The Civil War wholesale Years sale

Admiral David Dixon outlet sale Porter: The Civil War wholesale Years sale