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08-14-2012, 21:01
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Nothing Too Daring Author:
David F. Long ISBN:
0-87021-494-2 Category:
Biography Format:
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Nothing Too Daring is about the life of U. S. Navy officer David Porter. He had a colorful career, serving on the Constellation and seeing action during the Quasi-War, was on the Philadelphia during the Barbary Wars and captured when she ran aground, commanded the Essex during her famous voyage to the Pacific during the War of 1812, fought pirates in the Caribbean, commanded the Mexican Navy, was Minister to the Barbary States, and was Ambassador to Turkey when he died. The book provides a history of the U. S. Navy during the age of sail by the telling of Porter's life.