Book Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Publisher: Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1984.
An edition in Fine condition, lightly aged, with clean and tight binding in a Very Good+ dust-jacket that is somewhat scuffed and worn from the shelf.
The Spirited Years: A History of the Antebellum Naval Academy is a history of the Naval Academy from its founding in 1829 until the end of the American Civil War. The book is written by Charles Todorich, a history professor at the Naval Academy. The book is divided into three parts. The first part covers the academy's early years, including its struggle to find a permanent location and its first class of students. The second part covers the Civil War, including the academy's role in the war and the death of its first president, Dr. William Thomas. The third part covers the academy's post-war years, including the growth of the school and the rise of naval aviation.; 8vo; 214 pages; TBC.