This book contains a full and fascinating biography of one of the most famous figures in American naval history, David Glasgow Farragut. David Farragut (1801 - 1870) was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He is famous for being the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy. Part of the "Makers of American History" series, this fantastic volume is recommended for anyone with an interest in American military history, and it would make for a great addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "Family and Early Life, 1801-1811", "Cruise of the Essex, 1811-1814", "Midshipman to Lieutenant, 1814-1825", "Lieutenant, 1825-1841", "Commander and Captain, 1841-1860", "The Question of Allegiance, 1860-1861", "The New Orleans Expedition, 1862", etcetera. Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840 - 1914) was a geostrategist, historian, and admiral in the United States Navy. He is considered to be one of the most important American strategists during the nineteenth century. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.