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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User Review  - waltzmn - LibraryThing

It's bad enough when you can't see the forest for the trees. It's worse when you can't see the trees for the twigs. This is an attempt to describe of the last major events of the American Civil War ... Read full review

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User Review  - anthonywillard - LibraryThing

This is a thorough but lively account of the First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher in December, 1864, and January, 1865. The first was mainly a naval bombardment and was unsuccessful. The second was ... 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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