Confederate Goliath: the battle of Fort Fisher

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HarperCollins, 1991 - History - 343 pages
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The first book ever written about the Union assault on Ft. Fisher, the Confederacy's largest coastal fort. Among Gragg's many books--The Illustrated Confederate Reader (winner of the Doulas Southall Freeman History Award) and The Civil War Quiz & Fact Book that sold more than 36,000 copies in hardcover and paperback.

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At the end of 1864, the Confederacy was doomed. Wilmington was the only major port still open to blockade runners. The Union command decided to sever this last link to the outside world by an attack ... Read full review

Confederate Goliath: the battle of Fort Fisher

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Given the popularity of the recent PBS series on the Civil War, this account should do well. Gragg ( The Civil War Quiz and Fact Book , LJ 6/15/85) writes crisply about an engaging cast of scoundrels ... Read full review

Contents

They Will Never Get Us Alive
13
Something Must Be Done to Close
30
Theres a Fizzle
45
Copyright

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A former journalist, historian Rod Gragg is director of the Center for Military and Veterans Studies at Coastal Carolina University, where he also serves as an adjunct professor of history. His works have earned the Fletcher Pratt Award, the James I. Robertson Award and other honors, and have been selected for the Book-of-the-Month Club, the History Book Club and the Military History Book Club.

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