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

Lifeline of the Confederacy: blockade running during the Civil War

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From the profusion of books about Confederate blockade running, this one will stand out for a long time as the most complete and exhaustively researched. Though not unaware of the romantic aspects of ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Stephen R. Wise is the director of the Parris Island Museum, the cultural resource manager for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, and serves on the editorial board for the South Carolina Historical Magazine. He is the author of two books published by the university of South Carolina Press--Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War and Gate of Hell: The Campaign for Charleston Harbor 1863, named by the South Carolina Historical Society as the best book written on South Carolina History in 1994. Wise lives in Beaufort with his wife Alice Parsons Wise.

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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