Saturday, December 29, 2012

James Fenimore Cooper's Book Of Naval History

A phrase at the James Fenimore Cooper Society website stated that "There can be no question about the importance of Cooper's place as a naval historian."

Mr. Cooper wrote History of the navy of the United States of America, Volume 1, "an imperfect record" which was "offered as a tribute of profound respect...".  

James Fenimore Cooper's work was mentioned by Theodore Roosevelt according to the blog Our Flag Was Still There:  "Roosevelt lashed out at Cooper, in a condemnation that carried through until recent years. He acknowledged his debt to Cooper, backhandedly."

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