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Masters of the Shoals: Tales of the Cape Fear Pilots Who Ran the Union Blockade Paperback – October 7, 2003


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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo (October 7, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306812800
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306812804
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #748,185 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A valuable and meticulous accounting of one chapter of the South's failing struggle against the Union." -- Washington Times 03/06/04

"An interesting picture of a little appreciated band of professionals...Well documented...an easy read." -- Civil War News June 2004

"An interesting picture of a little appreciated band of professionals...Will be of special interest to Civil War naval enthusiasts." -- Civil War News May 2004

"Offers an original view of a vital but little-known aspect of blockade running." -- Military Images 03/01/04

"Surveys the whole history of the hardy seamen who guided ships around the Cape Fear's treacherous shoals." -- Wilmington Star-News 10/26/03

"The story [McNeil] writes is as personal as a family memoir, as authoritative and enthusiastic as the best history." -- The Advocate 11/15/03

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter C. Burriss on April 6, 2008
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Enjoyed the detailed consideration to the pilots & their way of life. I was able to put together parts of my family past from the descriptions of the Burriss & Craig families. Many inputs credited compiled to explain moments in my family tree.
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