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He had already written a history of the navy of the United States, and this had
required a research into the archives at Washington, and into the reports of the
British and French officers and the logs of British and French ships, ...
He hastened the work upon new ships and repairs on old ones. He encouraged
recruiting the navy to its full strength and increased the supply of coal at every
station. He personally inspected the war-vessels and neglected nothing which ...
... commenced landing our troops. General Shafter put Lawton's division and
Bates' brigade before us. We felt this keenly, and knowing that the purpose was
to get ashore promptly, we commenced landing with our own ship's boats, rowed
breathe or the country we inhabit; as much the result of the combination of
harmonious forces as thé battle-ship Brooklyn or the Constitution of the United
States. Born to ease and luxury, President Roosevelt has lived a life of constant
toil and ...
... before he was twenty-four years old, but young as the author was it bears the
stamp of a finished historical investigator. For the period which it covers it is
looked upon in the Navy as the final word, and a copy is kept in every ship's
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MrsLee - LibraryThing
I did not finish this book, and the first sentence from the first chapter may give you an idea why. "Restless as the sea his forefathers sailed to reach the new world; active as the soil that answered ... Read full review