Naval history

20 titles from


Surviving the Civil War, Prison, and the Worst Maritime Disaster in American History

HarperCollins (2009)

“One of the most riveting war stories I have ever read….Huffman’s smooth, intimate prose ushers you...

Lamson of the Gettysburg

The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Roswell H. Lamson, U.S. Navy


The publication of the letters of Roswell Lamson marks a major addition to Civil War literature....

Sea of Gray

The Around-the-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah


Assembled from hundreds of original documents, including intimate shipboard journals kept by...

While fighting on land continues to hold center stage, recently much more attention has been focused...

Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron describes the Civil War as fought on the...

ABC-CLIO (2009)

From Craig Symonds, author of the 2009 Lincoln Prize award-winner Lincoln and His Admirals , comes...

ABC-CLIO (2010)

The brilliance of both sides' secretaries of the navy, Stephen Mallory and Gideon Welles. The...

Rebels on the Great Lakes

Confederate Naval Commando Operations Launched from Canada, 1863-1864

Dundurn (2011)

Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, a myth has persisted that the hijackers entered the United...

The USS Carondelet

A Civil War Ironclad on Western Waters

The USS Carondelet had a revolutionary ship design and was the most active of all the Union's...

The CSS Arkansas

A Confederate Ironclad on Western Waters

While the Monitor and Merrimack are the most famous of the Civil War ironclads, the Confederacy had...