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Sea Wolf of the Confederacy: The Daring Civil War Raids of Naval Lt. Charles W. Read by [David W. Shaw]

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James M. McPherson Professor of History at Princeton and author of "The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom" This gripping story of rebel commerce raiders under the command of the intrepid twenty-three-year-old Lieutenant Charles W. Read has all the exciting elements of a Patrick O'Brian novel -- and it is all true! Capturing or destroying twenty-one American merchant ships and fishing boats during the same June 1863 days that the Army of Northern Virginia was invading Pennsylvania, Read created a panic along the Atlantic seaboard and brought the war home to the North on water as Lee was doing on land. This is a book for all Civil War and naval-war buffs. James Tertius de Kay author of "Monitor" and "A Rage for Glory" The Confederate commerce raiders had a devastating effect on American shipping during the Civil War, far out of proportion to their small numbers. Author David W. Shaw, by focusing on just one of the handful of daring raiders -- the fiery Lt. Charles Read -- brings to vivid life one of the most neglected aspects of America's most terrible war, and shows how this small group of high-seas adventurers came to play such an important part in the conflict. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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A journalist for nearly twenty years, David W. Shaw has written extensively about nineteenth-century American history in four of his previous books. His most recent is "America's Victory, " a riveting account of the world's most famous yacht race in 1851. Shaw's expertise as a sailor and his in-depth knowledge of the Civil War make him ideally suited to tell the story of Confederate raider Charles W. Read and his infamous voyage of 1863. Shaw has contributed articles to numerous publications, including "The New York Times, Sail, Entrepreneur, Cruising World, Woman's World, " and "New Jersey Monthly." He lives in New Jersey with his wife. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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