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  • The USS Carondeletby Myron J. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00

    The USS Carondelet had a revolutionary ship design and was the most active of all the Union's Civil War river ironclads. From Fort Henry through the siege of Vicksburg and from the Red River campaign through the Battle of Nashville, the gunboat was prominent in war legend and literature. This history draws on the letters of Ensign Scott Dyer Jordan... more...

  • The CSS Arkansasby Myron J. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    While the Monitor and Merrimack are the most famous of the Civil War ironclads, the Confederacy had another ship in its flotilla that carried high hopes and a metal hull. The makeshift CSS Arkansas, completed by Lt. Isaac Newton Brown and manned by a mixed crew of volunteers, gave the South a surge of confidence when it launched in 1862. For 28 days... more...

  • The Fight for the Yazoo, August 1862-July 1864by Myron J. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    Following the loss of the CSS Arkansas in early August 1862, Union and Confederate eyes turned to the Yazoo River, which formed the developing northern flank for the South's fortress at Vicksburg, Mississippi. For much of the next year, Federal efforts to capture the citadel focused on possession of that stream. Huge battles and mighty expeditions... more...

  • The Baseball Bibliographyby Myron J. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 195.00

    Baseball, more than any other sport, inspires widespread research and publication. The literature of baseball is vast and continues to grow at a fantastic pace. This second edition of Myron Smith's acclaimed Baseball Bibliography contains some 57,000 entries, bringing the 1986 book up to date with the tremendous body of baseball literature published... more...

  • The Timberclads in the Civil Warby Myron J. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 49.95

    In the most detailed history of Union warships on the western waters of the Civil War, the author recounts the exploits of the timberclad ships Lexington, Tyler, and Conestoga. Converted to warships from commercial steamboats at the beginning of the conflict, the three formed the core of the North's Western Flotilla, later the Mississippi Squadron.... more...

  • Tinclads in the Civil Warby Myron J. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    Once the Union Army gained control of the upper rivers of the Mississippi Valley during the first half of 1862, slow and heavy ironclads proved ineffective in patrolling the waters. Hastily outfitted steamboats were covered with thin armor and pressed into duty. These "tinclads" fought Confederate forces attacking from the riverbanks, provided... more...

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