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"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, Tucker’s new book is a must."--Jack Friend, author of West Wind, Flood Tide

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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.
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  • Hardcover: 426 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press; 1st edition (May 11, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591148820
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591148821
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Though overshadowed by the famous campaigns on land, the naval battles fought between the Union and the Confederacy was just as significant in determining the outcome of the Civil War. In this book, Spencer Tucker seeks to rectify this imbalance, not just by giving the fighting on the sea and the rivers their due, but by going beyond the usual focus on the famous ironclad duels and the commerce raiders to provide a comprehensive study that includes many neglected aspects of the naval war between the states.

Tucker succeeds in this aim. His book is a comprehensive account of the war, one that looks not just at the battles, but the people, vessels, logistics, and technologies involved in the combat between the two sides. Yet much of the drama is missing from the story. The first part of the book, where Tucker addresses the organization, ships, and personnel of the navies, reads like an extended encyclopedia entry; it is not until Tucker reaches the famous battle between the Monitor and the Virginia that the book is truly engaging, and much of the rest of the text struggles to emulate these pages. For those readers seeking to understand the naval aspects of the Civil War, how it was fought, and the role that it played in the broader struggle this is a minor quibble, but anyone seeking a dramatic narrative of ironclad ships battling one other should turn elsewhere.
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