James D. Bulloch: Secret Agent and Mastermind of the Confederate Navy (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Jan 20, 2012 - History - 368 pages
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American naval hero and Confederate secret agent James Dunwoody Bulloch was widely considered the Confederacy's most dangerous man in Europe. As head of the South's covert shipbuilding and logistics program overseas during the American Civil War, Bulloch acquired a staggering 49 warships, blockade runners, and tenders; built "invulnerable" ocean-going ironclads; sustained Confederate logistics; financed covert operations; and acted as the mastermind behind the destruction of 130 Union ships. Ironically, this man who conspired to destroy the Union and kidnap its president later stood as the favorite uncle and mentor to Theodore Roosevelt. Bulloch's astonishing life unfolds in this first-ever biography.
  

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User Review  - moncur_d - LibraryThing

Potentially an interesting topi but spoiled by a rather hagiographic treatment that concentrates more on his family connections rather than the political and social context. Still a useful ... Read full review

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Bulloch's astonishing life unfolds in this first-ever biography, an engaging chronicle of his rise as one of America's most admired maritime figures, his pivotal role as one of its most threatening ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
1 In Connection with Great and Irresistible Events
3
2 Esteemed and Worthy
7
3 A Man of Amiable Character
18
4 Against Strong Northerly Winds and Head SeasPrelude to War
31
5 Brains and DashLiverpool 1861
44
6 AngloRebel Pirates and Confederate Navy Cruisers1862
62
7 Of Incalculable Value1862
94
11 I Know Not What Your Circumstances May Be1865
187
12 Under a New Flag
210
13 Once More
225
14 A Presidents Oracle
247
15 From Splendid Isolation
275
Appendix 1
287
Appendix 2
295
Chapter Notes
301

8 Grim Aspect and Formidable Equipment1863
111
9 Harassing Perplexity1863
135
10 Act Upon Your Own Judgment1864
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About the author (2012)

Walter E. Wilson, a retired Navy Captain who was the senior U.S. Naval Intelligence officer in Europe, has authored numerous articles and reviews. Gary L. McKay is an associate professor at Georgia Southern University and is the director of research and development for AIG London.

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