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Stephen Decatur

Military (5-Jan-1779 — 22-Mar-1820)


Robert J. Allison. Stephen Decatur: American Naval Hero, 1779-1820. University of Massachusetts Press. 2007. 253pp.

Leonard F. Guttridge. Our Country, Right or Wrong: The Life of Stephen Decatur, the U.S. Navy's Most Illustrious Commander. Macmillan. 2007. 304pp.

James T. De Kay. A Rage for Glory: The Life of Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN. Simon and Schuster. 2004. 237pp.

Charles L. Lewis. The Romantic Decatur. Ayer Publishing. 1937. 296pp.

Corinne Lowe. Knight of the Sea: The Story of Stephen Decatur. Harcourt, Brace. 1941. 286pp.

Alexander Slidell Mackenzie. Life of Stephen Decatur: A Commodore in the Navy of the United States. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown. 1846. 443pp.

Spencer Tucker. Stephen Decatur: A Life Most Bold and Daring. Naval Institute Press. 2004. 245pp.

Samuel Putnam Waldo. The Life and Character of Stephen Decatur: Late Commodore and Post-Captain in the Navy of the United States, and Navy-Commissioner: Interspersed with Brief Notices of the Origin, Progress, and Achievements of the American Navy. Clark & Lyman. 1822. 378pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.398)

  6. Webster's American Biographies (p.266)

  7. The MacMillan Dictionary of Military Biography (p.87)

  8. Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (p.212)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.180)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.140)

  11. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.225)

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