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At the outbreak of the Civil War, Jefferson Davis sent merchant marine James D. Bulloch to Europe to clandestinely acquire arms and ships for the Confederate navy. His first stop was Britain, a country hedging its bets on who would win the War Between the States and willing to secretly provide the Confederacy with the naval technology to fight the Union on the high seas. Bulloch's mission continued for the length of the war, and his story, told by the man himself, is one of the least-understood aspects of the Civil War, even today.

About the Author

James D. Bulloch was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1823 and became a midshipman in the U. S. navy at the age of sixteen. After the war he remained in England, where his nephew, a young Theodore Roosevelt, visited him in the 1870s while researching what would become his first book, The Naval War of 1812.

Philip Van Doren Stern (1900-1984) was one of the most influential Civil War historians of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679640226
Introduction:
Van Doren Stern, Philip
Author:
Van Doren Stern, Philip
Introduction by:
Van Doren Stern, Philip
Introduction:
Van Doren Stern, Philip
Author:
Bulloch, James Dunwody
Author:
Bulloch, James D.
Author:
Stern, Philip Van Doren
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Confederate states of america
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Secret service
Subject:
Confederate States of America History.
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Everyman's Library
Series Volume:
no. 24
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8.50x5.58x1.62 in. 1.91 lbs.

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