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A Rage for Glory: The Life of Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN Book Review Summary

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Stephen Decatur was the youngest man ever to become a captain in the US Navy. This book presents a wonderful biography of an extrodinary man. Decatur was born in Philadelphia and went to sea for the first time with his father by age ten. He joined the new American Navy as a midshipman. His exploits during the conflicts with the Barbary Pirates and during the War of 1812 are retolded with drama and excitement.
The review of this Book prepared by Janine Peterson








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Plot & Themes

War/Cloak & Dagger story?    -   fought as naval soldier War/Spying    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1600-1899 Which war?    -   War of 1812

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship Century:    -   19th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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