Life and Letters of Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce, U. S. Navy, Founder of the Navy War College. With 16 illustrations.

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1925. First edition. 8vo. xii, 381 pp. Illustrated from photographs, plates, portraits, frontispiece portrait of Luce (1827-1917), a native of New York, who commanded a coast blockader during the Civil War; he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1848, was involved in naval education throughout his career, and helped found the Naval War College in 1884, serving as its first president. Very good. Original navy cloth (rubbed, head of spine lightly frayed), gilt spine title (dull). (9992). Item #63475

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