Wolf of the Deep: Raphael Semmes and the Notorious Confederate Raider CSS Alabama

Wolf of the Deep: Raphael Semmes and the Notorious Confederate Raider CSS Alabama

by Stephen Fox
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Wolf of the Deep: Raphael Semmes and the Notorious Confederate Raider CSS Alabama by Stephen Fox

The electrifying story of Raphael Semmes and the CSS Alabama, the Confederate raider that destroyed Union ocean shipping and took more prizes than any other raider in naval history.

In July, 1862, Semmes received orders to take command of a secret new British-built steam warship, the Alabama. At its helm, he would become the most hated and feared man in ports up and down the Union coast—and a Confederate legend. Now, with unparalleled authority and depth, and with a vivid sense of the excitement and danger of the time, Stephen Fox tells the story of Captain Semmes's remarkable wartime exploits. From vicious naval battles off the coast of France, to plundering the cargo of Union ships in the Caribbean, this is a thrilling tale of an often overlooked chapter of the Civil War.


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ISBN-13: 9780307498823
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/25/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,205,399
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Stephen Fox, an independent historian who did his PhD at Brown University, is the author of six previous books, including Transatlantic, a history of the steamship. He lives near Boston, Massachusetts.


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Wolf of the Deep: Raphael Semmes and the Notorious Confederate Raider CSS Alabama 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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The oft overlooked naval conflict of the civil war in covered in the css alabama and it's commander. Covers in detail and the broad strokes of southern strategy to try and harm northern commerce and obtain foreign recognition. The war is also made personal in the life of the captain and his family.