Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: SUCCESS IS ALL THAT WAS EXPECTED is a comprehensive operational history of the Union naval blockade that monitored the southern Atlantic coast from South Carolina to Florida during the American Civil War. Created in 1861 by the order of President Abraham Lincoln and charged with halting Confederate maritime commerce and closing Southern ports, the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron was the largest of the four Union coastal blockading squadrons for much of the conflict. This story covers the harrowing engagements between ships and forts, daring amphibious assaults, the battles between ironclad vessels, the harassment of Confederate blockade runners, and the incredible evolution of underwater warfare in the form of the CSS HUNLEY. The world's leading scholar of Union naval blockades during the Civil War, historian Robert Browning, reveals the squadron's numerous tactical accomplishments. He also illustrates how its success was constantly hampered by indecisive leaders in Washington who failed to express their,strategic vision as well as by reputation-conscious naval commanders who were reluctant to press the fight when the specter of failure loomed. Despite lost opportunities, unfulfilled expectations, and failures along the way, the bravery, sacrifice, and vigilance of these fighting men played a crucial role in the Union's ultimate victory. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: The world's leading scholar of Union naval blockades provides a comprehensive operational history of the force that patrolled the southern Atlantic coast from South Carolina to Florida. He chronicles daring amphibious assaults, clashes between ironclad vessels, harassment of Confederate blockade runners, submarine warfare in the form of the CSS Hunley, and power struggles between admirals and politicians.
L'autore: Robert M. Browning Jr., Ph.D., chief historian of the U.S. Coast Guard, wrote From Cape Charles to Cape Fear: The North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War (winner of the John Lyman Book Award and the Jefferson Davis Award) and U.S. Merchant Vessel War Casualties of World War II. He lives in Dumfries, Virginia.
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Descrizione libro Potomac Books, Inc., Washington, D. C., 2002. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/a (illustratore). 0. Binding tight, pages complete, interior text clean. Some age toning/tanning to pages and end papers. Surface scuffs and some creasing to base of spine [HB#64504] Size: 8vo. Soft Cover. Codice libro della libreria 64504
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Descrizione libro Potomac Books, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11157488705X