From the Back Cover
"Tucker's coverage of naval operations, administration and personnel, weapons and resources, and leaders is unparalleled. Chapters of the major campaigns clearly explain the vital contribution of naval forces to Union success in executing the Anaconda Plan that strangled the Confederacy. This will long stand as the standard single-volume history of naval and joint operations during the Civil War."--James C. Bradford, Texas A&M University, Editor of the International Encyclopedia of Military History
"At last the naval side of the Civil War is getting the attention it deserves. In this comprehensive survey, Spencer Tucker effectively mines the scholarship of the past several decades to produce a clear and authoritative history of the Civil War at sea."--Craig L. Symonds, author of Decision at Sea
"A thoroughly researched, well written history that emphasizes joint army-navy operations in the American Civil War. For those interested in this topic, Tuckers new book is a must."--Jack Friend, author of West Wind, Flood Tide
About the Author
Spencer C. Tucker held the John Biggs Chair of Military History at the Virginia Military Institute for six years until his retirement. He is the author of twenty-five books, including the award winning Stephen Decatur: A Life Most Bold and Daring (see page XX).