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Paperback Civil War Adventures of a Blockade Runner Book

ISBN: 158544152X

ISBN13: 9781585441525

Civil War Adventures of a Blockade Runner

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William Watson published his account of the two years he spent evading Union gunboats and dealing with the "sharpers" who fed off the misfortune of war in 1892. Using log books, personal papers, and business memoranda, he sought to write a "plain, blunt" account of "events just as they happened." Instead, he wrote a classic adventure tale whose careful description of seafaring in the 1860s gives us a glimpse into a world now closed to us. Watson is...

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