James D. Bulloch: Secret Agent and Mastermind of the Confederate Navy

James D. Bulloch: Secret Agent and Mastermind of the Confederate Navy

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by Walter E. Wilson, Gary L. McKay
     
 

American naval hero and Confederate secret agent James Dunwoody Bulloch was widely considered the Confederacy's most dangerous man in Europe. As head of the South's covert shipbuilding and logistics program overseas during the American Civil War, Bulloch acquired a staggering 49 warships, blockade runners, and tenders; built "invulnerable" ocean-going ironclads;

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American naval hero and Confederate secret agent James Dunwoody Bulloch was widely considered the Confederacy's most dangerous man in Europe. As head of the South's covert shipbuilding and logistics program overseas during the American Civil War, Bulloch acquired a staggering 49 warships, blockade runners, and tenders; built "invulnerable" ocean-going ironclads; sustained Confederate logistics; financed covert operations; and acted as the mastermind behind the destruction of 130 Union ships. Ironically, this man who conspired to destroy the Union and kidnap its president later stood as the favorite uncle and mentor to Theodore Roosevelt. Bulloch's astonishing life unfolds in this first-ever biography.

Editorial Reviews

Civil War News
well researched and well done...definitive...highly recommended
Blue & Gray Magazine
valuable
American Civil War Round Table Magazine
the authors have spent many hours meticulously researching this book and have completed a wonderful job. The book is a must have for anyone interested in the American Civil War

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786466597
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/20/2012
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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