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Great Britain and the Confederate Navy, 1861-1865 - Frank J. Merli

Great Britain and the Confederate Navy, 1861-1865

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Published: 7th January 2005
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"A masterful account of Confederate naval strategy and personnel... and] the response of Britain to the efforts of the Confederacy to acquire a navy in Britain and thus traverse Britain's neutral obligations." -- American Historical Review

This book, originally issued in 1970, describes the frustrated, faltering, and sometimes heroic attempts of the Confederacy to circumvent British neutrality and build a navy in Great Britain during the American Civil War. The story possesses many of the elements of good fiction: there are the sharply rendered principal actors; the suspense and narrative excitement of the adventures of the Southern raiders; and the cunning appraisals of diplomatic intrigues, maneuverings, and oversights. This is a readable and illuminating account of the diplomatic maneuverings behind the Confederacy's failed attempt to enlist British aid for the secessionist cause.

"A masterful account of Confederate naval strategy and personnel ... [and] the response of Britain to the efforts of the Confederacy to acquire a navy in Britain and thus traverse Britain's neutral obligations." --American Historical Review

Problems and Plans
Britain's Dilemma
Cruisers
Two Cruisers, Two Captains
Diplomatic Interlude
Cruisers
Scottish Sea Monster
A Curious Case
Laird Rams
Laird Rams
Study in Contrasts
Blockade Runners
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780253217356
ISBN-10: 0253217350
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 7th January 2005
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.48