|Plot Summary of A Rage for Glory: The Life of Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN|
|"Stephen Decatur was the youngest man ever to become a captain in the US Navy. This book presents a wonderful biography of an extrodinary man. Decatur was born in Philadelphia and went to sea for the first time with his father by age ten. He joined the new American Navy as a midshipman. His exploits during the conflicts with the Barbary Pirates and during the War of 1812 are retolded with drama and excitement."
Janine Peterson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Rage for Glory: The Life of Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN|
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War/Cloak & Dagger story?
- fought as naval soldier
Period of greatest activity?
- War of 1812
Subject of Biography
- navy soldier
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- 19th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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