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- Crown/Archetype 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...
- Dundurn 2011; US$ 9.99
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...
- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 69.95
In Lincoln? s Trident , Coast Guard historian Robert M. Browning Jr. continues his magisterial series about the Union? s naval blockade of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Established by the Navy Department in 1862, the West Gulf Blockading Squadron operated from St. Andrews Bay (Panama City), Florida to the Rio Grande River. As with... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Chronicles the role of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron as an important Federal contingent in Florida. "[Buker] argues that the presence of Union sailors and their extensive contacts ashore did serious damage to home-front morale and retarded Florida's value as a component of the rebel war machine. Since the state's long coastlines made it... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 11.16
Assembled from hundreds of original documents, including intimate shipboard journals kept by Shenandoah officers, Sea of Gray is a masterful narrative of men at sea 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... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95
Within four weeks of the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln had declared a blockade of over four thousand miles of Confederate coastline, from Cape Henry in Virginia to the Mexican border. In response, professional runners, lured by both profits and patriotism, built faster, sleeker, low-profile ships and piloted them through the ever-thickening... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
?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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 31.99
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...