Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War

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University of South Carolina Press, 1991 - History - 403 pages
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One of the finest original works on the Civil War. -- Civil War News

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Reactions upon reading this book in 1989. Not as interesting a book as I hoped. I hoped to read colorful, detailed accounts of remarkable exploits of blockade runners. There was some of that but not ... Read full review

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A comprehensive and thorough study of the subject. If you have the least bit of interest in blockade running during the American Civil War you must have this book. I find myself going to it again and again for reference.

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Stephen R. Wise is director of the Parris Island Marine Corps Museum and the author of Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running during the Civil War.

William N. Still Jr. is professor emeritus of history and former director of the Maritime History and Underwater Archaeology Program at East Carolina University. The Secretary of the Navy's Scholar in Naval History at the Naval Historical Center from 1989-1990, he is the author of American Sea Power in the Old World: The United States Navy in European and Near Eastern Waters, 1865-1917; Iron Afloat: The Story of the Confederate Armorclads; the editor of The Confederate Navy: The Ships, Men, and Organization, 1861-65; and a coauthor of Why the South Lost the Civil War.

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