Edward Preble: A Naval Biography 1761-1807


“Originally published in 1972, Christopher McKee’s biography of Edward Preble remains the most authoritative source on this influential early shaper of the U.S. naval tradition. McKee (Grinnell College) documents Preble’s rise from obscurity to become Thomas Jefferson’s chief administrator, his relationship with Jefferson and the president’ policies and strategies during the war, and also the Tripolitan activities and attitudes which confronted Preble as he sought to bring the war to an end. This Classic of Naval Literature work includes illustrations and a new introduction by the author.”


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Publication Information

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  • Creator Christopher McKee
  • Publisher Classics of Naval Literature
  • Year 2000
  • ISBN 10 1557505837
  • ISBN 13 978-1557505835

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  • Article Title Edward Preble: A Naval Biography 1761-1807
  • Author
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date December 8, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 17, 2019