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The Civil War at Sea

The Civil War at Sea


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About the Book

From Craig Symonds, author of the 2009 Lincoln Prize award-winner Lincoln and His Admirals, comes a fascinating look at the era when American naval power came of age. Thoroughly researched and excitingly written, it brings to light a wealth of new information on a pivotal aspect of the Civil War.

The Civil War at Sea covers navies on both sides of the conflict, examining key issues such as the impact of emergent technologies, the effectiveness of the Union's ambitious strategy of blockading, the odyssey of Confederate commerce raiders, the role of naval forces on the western rivers, and the difficulty of conducting combined sea and ground operations against the major Southern port cities. For Civil War buffs, fans of military and technological history, and other interested readers, it is insightful, essential reading.


About the Author:

Craig L. Symonds is professor emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy, and the author of 11 previous books on the Civil War and naval history, including the Lincoln-Prize-winning Lincoln and His Admirals.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275990848
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 23 mm
  • Width: 155 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0275990842
  • Publisher Date: 01 Aug 2009
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 236 mm
  • No of Pages: 201
  • Series Title: Reflections on the Civil War Era
  • Weight: 480 gr


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