A Rage For Glory

A Rage For Glory

A Rage For Glory

Stephen Decatur was one of the most awe-inspiring officers of the entire Age of Fighting Sail. A real-life American naval hero in the early nineteenth century, he led an astonishing life, and his remarkable acts of courage in combat made him one of the most celebrated figures of his era. Decatur's dazzling exploits in the Barbary Wars propelled him to national prominence at the age of twenty-five. His dramatic capture of HMS Macedonian in the War of 1812, and his subsequent naval and diplomatic triumphs in the Mediterranean, secured his permanent place in the hearts of his countrymen. Handsome, dashing, and fearless, his crews worshipped him, presidents lionized him, and an adoring public heaped fresh honors on him with each new achievement. James Tertius de Kay is one of our foremost naval historians. In A Rage for Glory, the first new biography of Decatur in almost seventy years, he recounts Decatur's life in vivid colors. Drawing on material unavailable to previous biographers, he traces the origins of Decatur's fierce patriotism ("My country...right or wrong!"), chronicles Decatur's passionate love affair with Susan Wheeler, and provides new details of Decatur's tragic death in a senseless duel of honor, secretly instigated by the backroom machinations of jealous fellow officers determined to ruin him. His death left official Washington in such shock that his funeral became a state occasion, attended by friends who included former President James Madison, current President James Monroe, Chief Justice John Marshall, and ten thousand more. Decatur's short but crowded life was an astonishing epic of hubris, romance, and high achievement. Only a handful of Americans since his time have ever come close to matching his extraordinary glamour and brilliance.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : James Tertius de Kay
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-05-11
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 1439119295


A Rage For Glory

A Rage For Glory

De Kay gives insight into the life of the eminent naval hero, focusing on the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, as well as his military accomplishments.

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Genre : Admirals
Author : James T. De Kay
Publisher :
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 324 Pages
ISBN : 1402576528


Rage Glory

Rage Glory

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Author : Avi Nesher
Publisher :
Release : 1985
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:801216881


Rage And Glory

Rage And Glory

Examines the life and accomplishments of this powerful actor through a review of the roles he has played and awards he has received while delving into his personal life and the dramas he managed off-stage, including a sexual harrassment suit and an affair with Ava Gardner.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : David Sheward
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 428 Pages
ISBN : 1557836701


Rage And Glory

Rage And Glory

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Author : Avi Nesher
Publisher :
Release : 1981
Total Pages : 360 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:54962351


Roosevelt S Navy The Education Of A Warrior President 1882 1920

Roosevelt S Navy The Education Of A Warrior President 1882 1920

FDR as never seen before: His formative years as Woodrow Wilson’s Assistant Secretary of the Navy, evolving from political neophyte to visionary leader. This is the story of a very different Franklin Delano Roosevelt from the one traditionally found in the history books. This is a much younger, untested, pre-polio FDR, learning the complexities of gaining and exercising power as Woodrow Wilson’s ambitious Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He arrives in Washington as an inexperienced political amateur possessed of little more than a famous name, but by the time he leaves the Navy eight years later he will have transformed himself into a seasoned professional, wise to the ways of power, a visionary ready and eager to take his place on the world stage. FDR’s early years in Washington also include the most tumultuous period in his personal life, when, caught in a difficult marriage, he is forced to choose between his own personal happiness and his political ambitions. He must deal at close quarters with Congress, with the Administration, and with the military. Lastly, but crucially, he confronts himself, learning something about his potential, his limitations, and his growing ambition to become president of the United States.

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Genre : History
Author : James Tertius de Kay
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-02-13
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781681770376


Chronicles Of The Frigate Macedonian 1809 1922

Chronicles Of The Frigate Macedonian 1809 1922

A history of the Macedonian chronicles the period between its 1810 launch at Woolwich to its burning in 1922 and covers its presence during the War of 1812, the slave trade, the great Irish famine, and the Civil War. Reprint.

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Genre : History
Author : James T. De Kay
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2000-08
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 0393320243


Grace And Glory

Grace And Glory

THE FINALE TO THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING HARBINGER SERIES Trinity Marrow has lost the battle and her beloved Protector. Even with both demons and Wardens on her side, Trin may not win the war against the Harbinger. Bringing Lucifer back to the world to fight the Harbinger is probably a really, really bad idea, but they’re out of options—and the world’s ultimate fallen angel is the only being powerful enough to impact the outcome. As Trin and Zayne form a new and more dangerous bond and Lucifer unleashes Hell on earth, the apocalypse looms and the world teeters on the end of forever. Win or lose, one thing is certain—nothing will ever be the same. The Harbinger Series: Storm and Fury Rage and Ruin Grace and Glory Can’t get enough of Zayne? Read about his past in The Dark Elements series: The Dark Elements Series: Bitter Sweet Love (ebook-only prequel) White Hot Kiss Stone Cold Touch Every Last Breath

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2021-06-01
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780369700155


The Battle Of Stonington

The Battle Of Stonington

In the summer of 1814 a squadron of Royal Navy ships attacked the tiny Connecticut seaport of Stonington, and declared its intention of destroying the town. Over the next four days the British barraged the nearly defenseless civilian population with some fifty tons of explosives, before mysteriously upping anchor and sailing away, leaving Stonington largely intact. Though a mere footnote in America's early naval history, the Battle of Stonington has remained a source of curiosity for two hundred years. Why did the British single out Stonington and then fail so miserably at their goal? To solve the mystery of this curious battle, and explain Britain's failure to level the town, the author takes the reader back some forty years to the Revolution to unfold a surprisingly complex set of circumstances involving people on both sides of the Atlantic and across America. Drawing on contemporary news accounts, secret Royal Navy correspondence, and other primary sources, he investigates events leading up to the puzzling attack and then recounts the exciting details of the battle itself. It is a memorable, masterly told story of brave and honorable people, divided loyalties, and new ideas fighting traditional, old-world values. As the book develops, James Tertius de Kay introduces a fascinating cast of characters that ranks with the best of fiction: Thomas Hardy, the hero of Trafalgar who led the British attack; Jeremiah Holmes, an American merchant captain who led the defense of Stonington; Stephen Decatur and Robert Fulton, two well-known American patriots; and a number of enterprising smugglers and spies. At the same time de Kay pays tribute to the significant roles played by new naval weapons--American submarine vessels and torpedoes, British rockets and bombs--that revolutionized the art of war. The Battle of Stonington brings all these elements into brilliant focus to provide a lively narrative history not just of the events at Stonington but of the entire period. It is a compelling, often humorous story.

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Genre : History
Author : James Tertius De Kay
Publisher : Naval Inst Press
Release : 2013-01
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 1591142024


Glory

Glory

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. From Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the dynamite husband and wife duo behind CreativeSoul Photography, comes GLORY, a photography book that shatters the conventional standards of beauty for Black children. Featuring a foreword by Amanda Seales With stunning images of natural hair and gorgeous, inventive visual storytelling, GLORY puts Black beauty front and center with more than 100 breathtaking photographs and a collection of powerful essays about the children. At its heart, it is a recognition and celebration of the versatility and innate beauty of black hair, and black beauty. The glorious coffee-table book pays homage to the story of our royal past, celebrates the glory of the here and now, and even dares to forecast the future. It brings to life past, present, and future visions of black culture and showcases the power and beauty of recognizing and celebrating oneself. Beauty as an expression of who you are is power. When we define our own standards of beauty, we take back that power. GLORY encourages children around the world to feel that power and harness it.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Kahran Bethencourt
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2020-10-20
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781250204578