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People/Characters: John Rodgers

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1776 by David McCullough
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote
The Fire of His Genius: Robert Fulton and the American Dream by Kirkpatrick Sale
Forward to Richmond: McClellan's Peninsular Campaign by Ronald H. Bailey
Great American Naval Battles by Jack Sweetman
Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison's Commanders in the War of 1812 by Colonel David Fitz-Enz
Our Country, Right or Wrong: The Life of Stephen Decatur, the U.S. Navy's Most Illustrious Commander by Leonard F. Guttridge
The Road to Shiloh: Early Battles in the West by David Nevin
Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy by Ronald Utt
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy by Ian W. Toll

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John Rodgers (1772-1838): American naval officer. He began his career as a merchant sailor, then joined the reformed American navy in 1798. He served in the Quasi-War with France and in the War of 1812. In both wars, his service was distinguished, but he fought no great battles and did not win great fame. He became the senior American naval officer and served in important administrative posts almost until his death.

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