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Yarns Of A Kentucky Admiral

by Rodman, Hugh

Condition: Very Good /No Jacket

Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1928. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. 320 pp, b&w frontis, preface, list of b&w illustrations, I. In Old Kentucky; II. Early Days in the Navy; III. Some Rough Weather on the High Seas; IV. A Bit of Nautical Talk; V. Strange Phenomena of the Sea; VI. A Hawaiian Coronation and a Few Fish Stories; VII. Some Nautical Feats of the Hawaiians and Others; VIII. Anent the Gay South Sea Islands; IX. Hunting and Shooting in Alaska; X. Alaska, Whales and Lighthouses; XI. Gunboating in Asiatic Waters; XII. The Canal Zone; XIII. With Commodore Dewey in 1898; XIV. In the Mists Off Scotland, 1917-18; XV. The Navy as a National Asset and Necessity; index. First Edition, 1928. "Admiral Hugh Rodman KCB (1859-1940) was an officer in the United States Navy who served during the Spanish-American War and World War I, later serving as the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1919 to 1921. During the Spanish-American War, he served in Raleigh and was commended for his outstanding conduct in the Battle of Manila Bay. In 1899, he participated in scientific explorations in the Pacific under the direction of Alexander Agassiz. Then, in 1900, he returned to Alaska for work investigating its fisheries. From 1901 to 1904 he commanded Iroquois in Hawaiian waters. From 1907 to 1909, he attended the Naval War College and served as Lighthouse Inspector, 6th Naval District. Duty as Marine Superintendent of the Panama Canal followed in 1914, and in 1915 he commanded New York (BB- 34). Promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in 1917, Rodman served as Commander, Battleship Division 9, Atlantic Fleet, in his flagship, New York. For the remainder of World War I, Admiral Rodman commanded his division in operations in the North Sea. Returning to the United States after the Armistice, he served with the Atlantic Fleet until July 1919 when he became Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet." Inked name on ffep. Lightly frayed top and bottom spine with slight wear to the fore-edge corner tips, age-darkened spine, and age-toned text block edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.
  • Bookseller: West Side Book Shop, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 004232
  • Title: Yarns Of A Kentucky Admiral
  • Author: Rodman, Hugh
  • Format/binding: H Hard Cover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Edition: F First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company
  • Place: Indianapolis, IN
  • Date published: 1928
  • Bookseller catalogs: MILITARY HISTORY;


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