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James D Bulloch

Author : Walter E. Wilson
ISBN : 9780786488889
Genre : History
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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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The Bulloch Belles

Author : Walter E. Wilson
ISBN : 9780786499939
Genre : History
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The Bulloch women of Roswell, Georgia, were not typical antebellum Southern belles. Most were well educated world travelers skilled at navigating social circles far outside the insular aristocracy of the rural South. Their lives were filled with intrigue, espionage, scandal, adversity and perseverance. During the Civil War they eluded Union spies on land and blockaders at sea and afterwards they influenced the national debate on equal rights for women. The impact of their Southern ideals increased exponentially when they integrated into the Roosevelt family of New York. Drawing on primary sources, this book provides new insight into the private lives of the women closely linked with the Bulloch family. They include four first ladies, a Confederate spy, the mother of President Teddy Roosevelt and a number of his closest confidants. Nancy Jackson, the family's nursemaid slave, is among the less well known but equally fascinating Bulloch women.
Category: History

American Covert Operations A Guide To The Issues

Author : J. Ransom Clark
ISBN : 9780313383298
Genre : History
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Traces our country's long history of covert and special operations, focusing on the similarities and differences in the practice from the Revolutionary War to the present. • References literature supporting both sides of the special and covert operations debate • Explains how covert operations is used as a tool of American foreign policy • Examines the changes in covert operations since the attacks of September 11, 2001
Category: History

A Confederate Biography

Author : Dwight Hughes
ISBN : 9781612518428
Genre : History
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Based primarily on the words of those who lived it, A Confederate Biography is a comprehensive narrative of the cruise of the CSS Shenandoah. More than a thrilling sea story, the journey provides a window of historical perspective on the Civil War. From October 1864 to November 1865, the officers of the Shenandoah carried the Confederacy and the conflict around the globe and to the ends of the earth through every extreme of sea and storm. Their observations looking back from the most remote and alien surroundings imaginable, along with viewpoints of those they encountered, illuminate the hearts and minds of contestants North and South. These Americans stood together in defense of their country as they understood it, pursuing a difficult and dangerous mission in which they succeeded spectacularly after it no longer mattered. Through their eyes, the potentially decisive international arena of the war, governed by complex maritime and trade law, comes alive. The neutrality, or lack thereof, of major European powers was a central concern to both sides. Shenandoah was smack in the middle of this diplomatic maelstrom and contributed to it. And within the navy, a generational clash arose between antebellum orthodoxy and a professional officer corps emerging from the new Naval Academy, rapid technological advances, contemporary social reforms, and the crucible of war. This difference was manifest between the captain of Shenandoah and his young lieutenants. The men they led, however, were a polyglot assemblage of merchant sailors of nearly every nation and color—including several Yankees and African Americans—operating within its own rigidly authoritarian and cramped society. Shenandoah herself was a magnificent vessel, the epitome of rich and ancient maritime heritages, but also a paradigm of dramatic transitions from the small wooden sailing navy to the second largest, most powerful, and technologically advanced fleet in the world. Her commerce raiding mission was a watery form of asymmetric warfare in the spirit of John Mosby, Bedford Forrest, and W.T. Sherman. It was arguably the most successful military effort of the Confederacy in terms of cost versus mission accomplished, but the strategic effectiveness of the strategy remains questionable. Shenandoah fired the last gun of the Civil War, set the land of the midnight sun aglow with flaming Yankee whalers, and, seven months after Appomattox, lowered the last Confederate banner. This is a biography of a ship and a cruise, and a microcosm of the Confederate-American experience.
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Dictionary Of American Naval Fighting Ships

Author : United States. Naval History Division
ISBN : OSU:32435030598593
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An alphabetical arrangement of the ships of the continental and United States Navies, with a historical sketch of each one.

Die Blockadebrecher

Author : Jules Verne
ISBN : 9783849613808
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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Dies ist die komplett illustrierte und für Lesegeräte optimierte Version dieses Klassikers. Die Geschichte beschreibt die Entstehung des damals modernen Dampfschiffs Delphin. Dieses wurde auf Rechnung der Konföderierten Staaten von Amerika (Südstaaten) im schottischen Glasgow gebaut. Auftraggeber ist der Reeder Vincent Playfair. Im Sezessionskrieg kam es zu einer Seeblockade vor der Küste der Südstaaten. Die Blockade brachte den Handel mit Baumwolle nahezu zum Erliegen. Die Delphin läuft aus dem Hafen von Charleston in South Carolina mit einer Ladung von Baumwolle auslaufen um die Blockade zu brechen .... (aus wikipedia.de)

Civil War Chronology 1861 1865

Author : United States Navy Department. Naval Operations Office
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111237579
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Last Flag Down

Author : John Baldwin
ISBN : UOM:39015074266936
Genre : History
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Describes the Civil War role of the Confederate warship Shenandoah, a state-of-the-art raiding vessel assigned to sink ships from the U.S. merchant fleet, which prowled international waters destroying dozens of Union ships, until, in August 1865, the crew discovered that the war had been over for months and they were being hunted as pirates. 100,000 first printing.
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