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David Farragut: First Admiral of the U.S. Navy

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Many great leaders took their place in history during the bloody Civil War that split the United States into North and South. In David Farragut: First Admiral of the U.S. Navy, readers will learn more about the brave naval commander who is said to have spoken the famous words 'Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead!'

Table of Contents

  • "Damn the Torpedows..."
  • Heritage of Spain an the Sea
  • The Civil War at Sea
  • David Farragut's Place in History
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index




  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 5
  • Guided Reading Level: X
  • ATOS Reading Level: 6.4
  • ATOS Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 85269
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects


A Review of "A Proud Heritage: The Hispanic Library" in School Library Journal

Three accessible titles. Kent starts with the painter’s childhood and art education. How Rivera’s communist connections and political ideas are depicted in his murals plus his four marriages are discussed in child-friendly terms. Stein traces Farragut’s early years as a midshipman at the age of 10 and describes his rise to become a great navy commander. Each chapter of Spanish Missionaries introduces a different United States region and a different missionary leader such as the Franciscans, Father Kino, and Junipero Serra. The pros and cons of the missions are discussed throughout and summed up in the last chapter. Eye-catching photos and reproductions with detailed captions enhance the texts, and the glossaries are student-friendly. Use the titles to help researchers learn about Hispanic influences and contributions.


Author: R. Conrad Stein

R. Conrad Stein was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. At age 18, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served for three years. Later he attended the University of Illinois, where he graduated with a degree in history. He is now a full-time writer of material for young readers and has published more than 100 books. The study of history has always been Mr. Stein's hobby. The author lives in Chicago with his wife (children's book author Deborah Kent) and their daughter, Janna.


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