George Dewey’s autobiography is essential reading for any student of American naval history. The only man to ever hold the title “Admiral of the Navy,” Dewey was considered a hero for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War; his accomplishments helped establish America as a naval power.
About the Author
George Dewey (1837–1917) graduated from the U.S. naval academy in 1858. He served with distinction during the Civil War, and had a long and successful naval career. When he returned to the U.S. after his success at the Battle of Manila Bay, he received a hero’s welcome. He credited his success to his strict, religious upbringing by his father.