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Rarely does a new study of such well-plowed ground as the American Civil War create so much interest and have such a stunning effect on the literature as this fascinating account of the Union's long-delayed naval assault on Fort Fisher. Based on exhaustive primary source research, this is the first full history―from a naval perspective―of the fort on North Carolina's Cape Fear River and its little-known significance as both the Achilles' heel of the Union blockade and the lifeline of the Confederacy. It challenges many hoary, hidebound perceptions.
While other accounts have concentrated on the Union army's land assault, Robinson weaves together firsthand reports from previously untapped sources to definitively establish how the maze of earthworks, bomb shelters, and gun emplacements protecting Wilmington developed without opposition and enabled Confederate blockade runners to defy the Union navy for more than two years, allowing matériel to flow to Robert E. Lee's forces on the Virginia front. Traditional explanations for the Union's inaction and the sacking of Adm. Samuel Lee are vigorously disputed with often embarrassing new findings. In a breathtaking, minute-by-minute description of the heaviest naval bombardment and greatest amphibious assault the world had ever seen, Robinson offers new evidence that vindicates the two thousand ill-equipped and poorly trained sailors and marines who for more than 130 years have been unjustly blamed for the failure of their terrible, grisly assault across a mile of open beach.
Unrivaled in its scope, research, and readability, this important new contribution to Civil War history demands attention not only for its heretical new information about this nearly forgotten battle, but also for its disconcerting revelations of political mistakes and shenanigans that lengthened the war and a divided nation's suffering.
Review: In December 1864 and January 1865, Federal forces launched the greatest amphibious assault the world had yet seen on the Confederate stronghold of Fort Fisher, near Wilmington, North Carolina. This was the last seaport available to the South--all of the others had been effectively shut down by the Union's tight naval blockade. The initial attack was a disaster; Fort Fisher, built mainly out of beach sand, appeared almost impregnable against a heavy naval bombardment. When troops finally landed, they were quickly repelled. A second attempt succeeded and arguably helped deliver one of the death blows to a quickly fading Confederacy. Hurricane of Fire is a work of original scholarship, ably complementing Rod Gragg's Confederate Goliath, and the first book to take a full account of the navy's important supporting role in the assault. --John J. Miller
Titolo: Hurricane of Fire
Casa editrice: Naval Institute Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Naval Institute Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Codice libro della libreria G1557507201I3N00
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Codice libro della libreria 34FG6D0005G5
Descrizione libro Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). a nice, clean, square copy, like new. Codice libro della libreria 026507
Descrizione libro Naval Institute Press, 1998. Condizione libro: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 1557507201-2-4
Descrizione libro Naval Institute Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1557507201 Hardcover with dust jacket. Book is in excellent condition, text is unmarked and pages are tight. Codice libro della libreria 40251
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Descrizione libro Naval Institute press, 1998, first edition, Fine./Fine condition, hard bound w/dj, 6 x 9, xiii, 249 pp, illus., maps, notes, bibliog., index.-----------------A superb new account of the role of Fort Fisher, which guarded the Confederate port of Wilmington, NC during the US Civil War 1861-65. A detailed account of the Union bombardment and the amphibious assault. Codice libro della libreria 28255
Descrizione libro Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1998, Annapolis, Maryland, 1998. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. First Printing. Hard Cover. As New/As New. First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The events of that last, terrible day of the Union assault on Fort Fisher made a profound impression, not on strategic planners, but on ordinary soldiers and sailors. It was a battle so fierce, the mere act of survival was a victory. First full history from a naval perspective. 249 pages. Codice libro della libreria 002378
Descrizione libro Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1998. hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. 249 pp; Always Delivery Confirmation. 35 Years Fast Excellent Service. We Know How To Pack Books. Codice libro della libreria 23946
Descrizione libro Naval Institute Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. Brand-new, still in shrink-wrap, neither shelf- nor edge-worn, neither sunned nor marked as a remainder. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. Codice libro della libreria 339956