"Old Bruin"

"Old Bruin"

Commodore Matthew C. Perry, 1794-1858 : the American Naval Officer Who Helped Found Liberia, Hunted Pirates in the West Indies, Practised Diplomacy With the Sultan of Turkey and the King of the Two Sicilies ; Commanded the Gulf Squadron in the Mexican War, Promoted the Steam Navy and the Shell Gun, and Conducted the Naval Expedition Which Opened Japan / by Samuel Eliot Morison

Book - 1967
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This is the story of a United States naval officer, whose nickname 'Old Bruin' - a tribute of his sailors to a voice whose roar carried through any gale- gives little hint of his extraordinary qualities. In Perry's person were combined the strategical savvy, scientific interest, and diplomatic finesse. Highlights of his career include: Promoting the founding of Liberia; fighting in the war of 1812; fighting pirates in the West Indies; and "opening Japan" without firing one hostile shot. He also worked incessantly for the health and welfare of sailors, for naval education and widespread naval improvements in general.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [1967]
Edition: 1st ed.
Call Number: B P429m
Characteristics: xxii, 482 p. : illus., maps, ports. ; 24 cm

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