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A Sailor's Log (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Recollections of Forty Years of Naval Life
     

A Sailor's Log (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Recollections of Forty Years of Naval Life

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by Robley D. Evans
 

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“My yarn of forty years of naval life is spun.” So ends this well-told tale of life at sea by Robley D. Evans, whose naval career is legendary. Evans served in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War, and was renowned for both his seamanship and diplomatic skills. This thought-provoking memoir gives readers the insight into the life of a soldier.

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“My yarn of forty years of naval life is spun.” So ends this well-told tale of life at sea by Robley D. Evans, whose naval career is legendary. Evans served in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War, and was renowned for both his seamanship and diplomatic skills. This thought-provoking memoir gives readers the insight into the life of a soldier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411443921
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,167,729
File size:
437 KB

Meet the Author


Robley Dunglison Evans (1846–1912) served in the United States Navy for more than forty years, eventually attaining the rank of Rear Admiral. He made a number of significant contributions to the U.S. Navy, and his skillful handling of a tense situation with Chile earned him the nickname “Fighting Bob Evans.”  He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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A sailor's log; recollections of forty years of naval life 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent acount of an officers life from the Civil War to the Spannish American war This is a must read, for anyone, interested in the details of a life in the American navy from wooden sailing ships to the age of battleships. This story contains valuable details that are lost to those interested in our nations past. In addition to the military and political views, it contains many amusing and touching insights to life in the 19th century.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hated this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago