The Autobiography of George Dewey


Read by Delmar H Dolbier

(4.7 stars; 19 reviews)

Admiral George Dewey, United States Navy, is best remembered for his victory over the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War (1898). Written when Dewey was seventy-five years old and had served fifty-nine years in the navy, this book offers not only an excellent account of the famous naval battle in the Philippines, but also stories of the author’s many adventures during his long sea-going career, including some hair-raising experiences during the Civil War. (Summary by Delmar H. Dolbier) (7 hr 19 min)

Chapters

Preface 5:22 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Early Years 10:17 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
At Annapolis 19:37 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Midshipman Cruise 22:11 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Beginning of the Civil War 32:40 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Battle of New Orleans 23:48 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
In New Orleans 11:52 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Battle of Port Hudson 30:08 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Prize Commissioner 10:43 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
On the James River 11:41 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Battle of Fort Fisher 24:39 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Service After the War 16:58 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Building the New Navy 26:36 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
In Command of the Asiatic Squadron 28:58 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Final Preparations for War 16:44 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Battle of Manila Bay 57:17 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
After the Battle 26:21 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
A Period of Anxiety 25:40 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
The Taking of Manila 22:23 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
Since Manila 15:56 Read by Delmar H Dolbier

Reviews

Excellent reading!


(5 stars)

The words of Admiral Dewey are given new life by the excellent, semi-dramatic reading. It is a very interesting book to begin with, recounting Dewey's experiences during the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. But the top notch reading is delivered in such a way as to keep the listener's attention without being a distraction. Highly recommend!


(5 stars)

fascinating slices real history well written by doing himself and well-read I enjoyed it very much