Cindy Vallar, Editor & Reviewer
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Books for Adults - Nonfiction
From Lieutenant to Post Captain, from HMS Perseus to HMS Indefatigable, Wareham examines the life of Admiral Sir Graham Moore during the period in which he commanded frigates. These warships sailed from Liverpool to London, Newfoundland, Ireland, and the West Indies. The principal time is from 1784 through 1805, but his earlier and later life is also covered. The book includes an appendix, chapter notes, a bibliography, and an index. Black-and-white illustrations are found in the center of the volume.
The narrative is interspersed with excerpts from Moore’s personal journal, which extends to thirty-seven handwritten volumes.
. . . it is written at all times, in all humours and in different situations, there are ignorances and weaknesses displayed which I would rather keep behind the curtains during my life, but which I do not wish should be concealed after my death.
Together they weave a compelling account of this man’s life as a frigate commander, revealing not only gems about the inner workings of the Royal Navy and events occurring elsewhere, but also about Moore’s self-doubts, lessons learned, style of leadership, family, and loves. The result brings to life a vivid portrayal of this man and his thoughts.
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