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    War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era) (Hardback) By (author) James M. McPherson

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    DescriptionAlthough previously undervalued for their strategic impact because they represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. In "War on the Waters," James M. McPherson has crafted an enlightening, at times harrowing, and ultimately thrilling account of the war's naval campaigns and their military leaders. McPherson recounts how the Union navy's blockade of the Confederate coast, leaky as a sieve in the war's early months, became increasingly effective as it choked off vital imports and exports. Meanwhile, the Confederate navy, dwarfed by its giant adversary, demonstrated daring and military innovation. Commerce raiders sank Union ships and drove the American merchant marine from the high seas. Southern ironclads sent several Union warships to the bottom, naval mines sank many more, and the Confederates deployed the world's first submarine to sink an enemy vessel. But in the end, it was the Union navy that won some of the war's most important strategic victories--as an essential partner to the army on the ground at Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Mobile Bay, and Fort Fisher, and all by itself at Port Royal, Fort Henry, New Orleans, and Memphis.


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    Title
    War on the Waters
    Subtitle
    The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James M. McPherson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 277
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780807835883
    ISBN 10: 0807835889
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: JWF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
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    BIC subject category V2: HBWJ
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/CIVLWR
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 3JH
    DC22: 973.7/5, 973.75
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    LC classification: E591 .M44 2012
    DC23: 973.75
    Thema V1.0: NHWR3, NHWR, NHK, JWCK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MN, 3MNQS
    Publisher
    The University of North Carolina Press
    Imprint name
    The University of North Carolina Press
    Publication date
    17 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Chapel Hill
    Review quote
    "McPherson writes extremely well and is able to interweave political and diplomatic events into his tale. . . . An excellent one volume overview of the naval side of the Civil War, particularly valuable to those unfamiliar with this aspect of the conflict
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    Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because the represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. In War on the Waters, James M. McPherson has crafted an enlightening, at times harrowing, and ultimately thrilling account of the war's naval campaigns and their military leaders.