Preble's Boys Book Summary and Study Guide

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Commodore Preble inspired many of the great American war heroes who then fought and won against the Barbary Pirates, the French, and then the British in the War of 1812. These heroes include Isaac Hull, Stephen Decatur, and David Porter.
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The book is structured as a chronological set of biographies of each other these fifteen men, while providing enough history to explain their stories.
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Kind Of History

History of military?    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Navy Special anthology?    -   anthology of great military leaders Nationality?    -   American--General Specific war?    -   War of 1812

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   European/White Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   naval soldiers Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   The Caribbean    -   South Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship Middle East?    -   Yes Middle East    -   Syria

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   8 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   6 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Book makes you feel...    -   thoughtful How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on history of key players How much romance?    -   2 () Minor characters feature lots of:    -   pirates Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   400-450 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   8 ()

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