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Navy Gray / A Story of the Confederate Navy on the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola Rivers (SIGNED)

Turner, Maxine

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ISBN 10: 0817303162 / ISBN 13: 9780817303167
Published by University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 1989
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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DJ front flap rumpled. Inscribed & signed by the author to half-title page. (PLEASE NOTE: The word "inscribed" means the author has written words in addition to her own name in this book. We strongly urge potential buyers to examine the attached scans before ordering our inscribed books.) Confederate efforts to contest the Yankee blockade concentrated on constructing ironclads such as the "Jackson" at Columbus, Georgia. In the end, "Confederate planners possessed the vision but lacked the means to make their plans succeed on a daily operational level." Author was a professor of English, Georgia Institute of Technology. Reduced from $27. Bookseller Inventory # 002006

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Title: Navy Gray / A Story of the Confederate Navy ...

Publisher: University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

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The story of the Confederate Navy been told less often than the spectacular history of the armies, but many of the familiar elements are there: the exuberant hopes of the Confederacy, the risk in spite of very long odds against success, the basic deficits in resources becoming desperate needs, and the dogged, exhausted persistence in the face of certain defeat. The story is epic in its importance to a nation and a people. New strategies and developing technology, however, introduce new elements into this story of the Civil War. The officers and men of the Confederate Navy were defeated at every turn by a national policy and a local tangle of political, economic, and social issues. Southern officers resigned their Union Navy commissions to fight for principle -- and soon found themselves enmeshed in construction schedules and bureaucratic delays. All too often, naval officers on both sides found themselves engaged in what is now termed "modern warfare". In this story of the Civil War, the phrase "arms and the man" begins to take on the contemporary ring of man and machine and man within and against the system.

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