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09-03-2012, 21:37
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Our Country, Right or Wrong Author:
Leonard F. Guttridge ISBN:
0-7653-0702-2 Category:
Biography Format:
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Our Country, Right or Wrong is about the life of Stephen Decatur, perhaps the most popular U. S. Navy officer of his time. Made famous by his leading of the raid on the captured frigate USS Philadelphia and the burning of her to deny her use to her captors was called by Admiral Horatio Nelson "the most bold and daring act of the Age." The book's title comes from a toast made by Decatur, "Our Country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but right or wrong, our country!"