- Lincoln's Tragic Admiral The Life Of Samuel Francis Du Pont Nation Divided
- Kevin J. Weddle
- 07 July 2019
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Lincoln's Tragic Admiral The Life Of Samuel Francis Du Pont Nation Divided Free download ☆ 104 R and his push for the navy's technological transition from wood to ironIn his examination of key documents from Du Pont's life and career Weddle unveils the life long partnership that Du Pont shared with his wife and confidante Sophie who served as an immediate counsel to many of his decisions while also tackling larger historical uestions such as civil military relations attitudes toward slavery innovations in military strategy and organization and the introduction of new military technology in wartime Both enlightening and moving Lincoln's Tragic Admiral will appeal to scholars interested in American technological and military history as well as the general reader interested in the Civil W.review Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Kevin J. Weddle
Lincoln's Tragic Admiral The Life Of Samuel Francis Du Pont Nation Divided Free download ☆ 104 Once revered as one of the finest officers in the US Navy Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont is now when remembered at all criticized for resisting technological advancement and for half heartedly leading the disastrous all ironclad Union naval attack on Charleston Although his reputation appeared unshakable after he won the first major Union victory of the Civil War in South Carolina the failed attack on Charleston brought his career to an abrupt end Relieved of his command he was also maligned in the press In Lincoln's Tragic Admiral The Life of Samuel Francis Du Pont Kevin J Weddle challenges this reduction of Du Pont's legacy combining new and known sources to uncover a thoroughly modern.
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Lincoln's Tragic Admiral The Life Of Samuel Francis Du Pont Nation Divided Free download ☆ 104 Though flawed Du PontDespite the fact that Du Pont's name has become intertwined with the ironclad due to the catastrophic battle that brought shame on both the man and the machine Weddle reveals that the admiral was the victim of a double irony although Du Pont championed technological innovation he outspokenly opposed the use of the new ironclads to attack Charleston Only when his objections were overridden did his use of these modern vessels bring his career to a tragic end Weddle exposes this historical misunderstanding while also pinpointing Du Pont's crucial role in the development of United States naval strategy his work in modernizing the navy between the Mexican War and the Civil Wa.