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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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The Alabama and the Kearsarge: The Sailor's Civil War (Civil War America)

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Publisher Comments:

"William Marvel knows how to tell a good story."

KLIATT A fascinating introduction to the common sailor worthy of comparison with the best works on the war's common soldiers.

J. Tracy Power, Society for Civil War Historians Newsletter Marvel's well-written account of life aboard the two ships should interest both the specialist and the general reader.

Journal of Southern History [Marvel] has richly tapped new sources by locating the journals, diaries, and letters written by eyewitnesses.

Journal of American History Highly recommended to those interested in the Civil War at sea.

Blue & Gray Well written and persuasively argued, Marvel's study will make quite a splash.

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Synopsis:

Working with personal papers and diaries and contemporary reports, historian William Marvel interweaves the stories of these two celebrated Civil War battleships, from their construction to their climactic encounter off Cherbourg. Just as importantly, he illuminates the day-to-day experiences of their crews, from cabin boys to officers.

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On June 19, 1864, the Confederate cruiser Alabama and the USS Kearsarge faced off in the English Channel outside the French port of Cherbourg. About an hour after the Alabama fired the first shot, it began to sink, and its crew was fo

About the Author

William Marvel is a freelance writer who lives in South Conway, New Hampshire. Among his previous books are the award-winning Andersonville: The Last Depot and Burnside.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

1. Escape

2. Pursuit

3. Into the Temp

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807858158
Author:
Marvel, William
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Civil War; military history; naval history
Subject:
Civil war
Subject:
Military history
Subject:
Naval history
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Civil War America
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in

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» History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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"Synopsis" by , Working with personal papers and diaries and contemporary reports, historian William Marvel interweaves the stories of these two celebrated Civil War battleships, from their construction to their climactic encounter off Cherbourg. Just as importantly, he illuminates the day-to-day experiences of their crews, from cabin boys to officers.
"Synopsis" by , On June 19, 1864, the Confederate cruiser Alabama and the USS Kearsarge faced off in the English Channel outside the French port of Cherbourg. About an hour after the Alabama fired the first shot, it began to sink, and its crew was fo
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