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Naval history

  • Last Flag Downby John Baldwin; Ron Powers

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to shatter the U.S. economy and force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship whose mission was to prowl the world?s oceans and sink the U.S. merchant fleet. The raider?s name was Shenandoah, and... more...

  • Rebels on the Great Lakesby John Bell

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 14.99

    Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, a myth has persisted that the hijackers entered the United States from Canada. Nevertheless, there was a time the U.S. Civil War when assaults on America were launched from Canada, but the aggressors were mostly fellow Americans engaged in a secessionist struggle. more...

  • Union Jacksby Michael J. Bennett

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 27.00

    Historians have given a great deal of attention to the lives and experiences of Civil War soldiers, but surprisingly little is known about navy sailors who participated in the conflict. Michael J. Bennett remedies the longstanding neglect of Civil War seamen in this comprehensive assessment of the experience of common Union sailors from 1861 to 1865.... more...

  • USS Monitorby John D. Broadwater

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    A hundred and fifty years ago, naval warfare entered a new phase with the introduction of ironclad vessels. On March 9, 1862, the USS Monitor , prototype of this new class of warships, fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads, Virginia, after the Virginia had ravaged the Union fleet blockading the James River, sinking larger,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • British Ships in the Confederate Navyby Joseph McKenna

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    During the American Civil War, British-crewed warships harassed Union merchantmen, sinking a total value of over $15,000,000 in ships and cargo. Considered pirates by the federal government, these ships and crew were at the center of a largely unknown but fascinating struggle between Commander James Dunwoody of the Confederate Navy, U.S. Ambassador... 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...