A ground breaking study that both large and small submarines were fabricated and launched by both sides of the Civil War: the result of extensive manuscript research. Foreword by Clive Cussler. Numerous b&w photographs & illustrations. Notes. Biblio. Index. v, 310 pp. Fine Hardcover in full cloth w/ Fine dj. Bookseller Inventory # 1029
Synopsis: The author, a consultant on the TV movie CSS Hunley, outlines the building programs, construction plans and underwater operations of both the Union and Confederacy.
Review: Most Civil War enthusiasts have heard about the Hunley, the Confederate submarine that sank the USS Housatonic on February 17, 1864. Less well known, however, is that the Hunley was not alone in the water. Both the Union and the Confederacy built submarines; many were operational and patrolled for enemy ships. In Union and Confederate Submarine Warfare in the Civil War, Mark K. Ragan brings this little-known history to the surface. Ragan, who served as consultant on the 1999 TNT movie Hunley, uses contemporary letters, newspaper accounts, factory records, and log books to recount the early history of submarine warfare--from Bushnell's Turtle to the Hunley, from the Alligator to the Intelligent Whale. Many observers were enthusiastic about the new technology, describing it as "as formidable as it is economical." Others were violently opposed, labeling submarines "unchivalrous" and "infernal machines." For better or worse, the submarine was here to stay.
Thoroughly researched, engagingly written, well illustrated, and featuring an introduction by Clive Cussler (who led the successful 1995 effort to locate the sunken Hunley), Submarine Warfare deserves a place on every Civil War buff's bookshelf. --Sunny Delaney
Title: Union and Confederate Submarine Warfare in ...
Publisher: Savas Publishing Company
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Savas Publishing Co., 1999. HARDCOVER. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. 1st edition. 310pp, octavo tight binding, clean throughout, Very Good. Seller Inventory # 98927
Book Description Savas, Mason City, IA, 1999. Condition: VG/Near Fine (see notes). 1st. 8vo. 310pp. Covers bowed, o/w a nice copy. Seller Inventory # MAIN005695I
Book Description Savas Publishers, Mason City, Iowa, USA, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. An account of what is probably the earliest use of iron submarines during the American civil war. The book itself is clean and tidy in a sound binding, the dust jacket has a few indentations and signs of handling. All orders processed and shipped promptly from the UK, usually the same or next business day. Please call or email with your questions. 308 p. Book. Seller Inventory # 019505
Book Description Savas Publishing Company, El Dorado Hills, California, U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. This First edition and First Printing hardcover was published by Savas in 1999. Both book and dust-jacket are in 'Fine' condition. The book size in inches is 9.3 x 6.2 and it weighs 0.80 kg. There are 310 numbered pages and it is well illustrated with plans and black and white photogarphs. As with all our sales of books within the UK, we only ever charge a flat standard delivery cost of £3.35. Seller Inventory # 000275
Book Description Savas Publishing Company, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover first printing (as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page), book is flawless, dustjacket near flawless with a bit of rubbing only, it's too minor to affect our condition rating of "Fine," nicely-illustrated throughout, includes a bibliography and a foreword by Clive Cussler, "The CSS Hunley's tragic story and other ingenious attempts at submarine warfare during the Civil War are recounted with intriguing detail.There can be no doubt that Mark's study is the definitive effort on such an important subject," very suitable collector's copy. Seller Inventory # 027008
Book Description Savas Publishing Company, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, paper-backed, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Gift-quality condition inside and out. Signed bookplate laid in at frontis. Stated First Edition, with "1" in number line present. Octavo format, gray cloth over boards, sharp and distinct lettering over spine. Foreword provided by Clive Cussler. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. v + 310 pp. + pages designated "Reader Notes." Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 342583
Book Description Savas, Mason City, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. 1st. Bound in the publisher's original grey cloth covered boards, spine stamped in gilt. Illustrated throughout. Seller Inventory # 9018762
Book Description Savas Publishing Company,, Mason City:, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Foreword by Clive Cussler. First printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 58633