"Conrad writes in effortless prose and gives a reader the flavor for the times, the institution, and the midshipmen...Strongly recommend[ed]." -- Military Review May/June, 2005
"[A] concise, noteworthy account." -- Military Images March/April 2004
About the Author
James Lee Conrad is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Advocate General's Department. He has spent a lifetime studying Confederate naval history and is the author of a previous book on Confederate military institutions. He lives in Ohio.