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  • Disaster on the Mississippiby Gene Salecker

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Gene Eric Salecker is a retired university police officer and middle school social studies teacher, currently working as an author, substitute teacher, and consultant for the Sultana Disaster Museum in Marion, Arkansas. He is married and lives in the Chicago area with his wife and pets. more...

  • A Short History of the Civil War at Seaby Spencer C. Tucker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 29.99

    While fighting on land continues to hold center stage, recently much more attention has been focused on the Civil War at sea. And for good reason. Naval operations decided the outcome of the war as the North exploited its significant naval and maritime advantage to turn the war on land in its favor. In A Short History of the Civil War at Sea , Spencer... more...

  • Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navyby Gary D. Joiner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 25.99

    Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron describes the Civil War as fought on the rivers of the West. The ironclads and gunboats protected army forces and convoyed much needed supplies to far-flung Federal forces. They patrolled thousands of miles of rivers and fought battles that were every bit as harrowing as land engagements.... more...

  • Commanding Lincoln's Navyby Stephen R. Taaffe

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 37.95

    The Union Navy played a vital role in winning the Civil War by blockading Confederate ports, cooperating with the Union Army in amphibious assaults, and controlling the Mississippi River and its tributaries. President Lincoln understood, however, that the Navy was not as important, militarily and politically, to the war effort as the Army, so he delegated... more...

  • Civil War Biographies from the Western Watersby Myron J. Smith Jr.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 75.00

    From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War raged along the great rivers of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. While various Civil War biographies exist, none have been devoted exclusively to participants in the Western river war as waged down the Mississippi to the mouth of the Red River, and up the Ohio, the Tennessee and the Cumberland. Based on the Official... more...

  • Clad in Ironby Howard J. Fuller

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    This work will offer readers a unique 'international' look at the naval history of the Civil War and features extensive use of archival research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, American and British. more...

  • Sultanaby Alan Huffman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?One of the most riveting war stories I have ever read?.Huffman?s smooth, intimate prose ushers you through this nightmare as if you were living it yourself.? ?Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm   The dramatic true story of the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history, Alan Huffman?s Sultana brings to breathtaking life a... more...

  • Sea of Grayby Tom Chaffin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99

    The sleek, 222-foot, black auxiliary steamer Sea King left London on October 8, 1864, ostensibly bound for Bombay. The subterfuge was ended off the shores of Madeira, where the ship was outfitted for war. The newly christened CSS Shenandoah then commenced the last, most quixotic sea story of the Civil War: the 58,000-mile, around-the-world cruise... more...

  • The Atlantic Coastby Harry Thurston; Wayne Barrett

    Greystone Books 2011; US$ 31.95

    The North Atlantic coast of North America—commonly known as the Atlantic Coast—extends from Newfoundland and Labrador through the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern United States south to Cape Hatteras. This North Atlantic region belongs to the sea. The maritime influence on climate, flora, and fauna is dominant — even far inland. Both on land... more...

  • War on the Watersby James M. McPherson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 more...