Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65
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Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65 by Angus Konstam
Book DescriptionThis book traces their operational history, the development of purpose-built blockade running ships, and examines their engines, crews and tactics. It describes their wartime exploits, demonstrating their operational and mechanical performance, whilst examining what life was like on these vessels through accounts of conditions on board when they sailed into action.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841766362
(250mm x 185mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The perfect guide to the British Commando, Britain s first modern elite fighting unit, appealing to those interested in military history, World War II, and the evolution of modern warfare."
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Barbary Pirates 15th-17th Centuries, Paperback (August 2016)» View all books by Angus Konstam
For the best part of three centuries the 'corsairs' or pirates from the 'Barbary' coasts of North Africa dominated the Western and Central Mediterranean. This book examines their development and their style of fighting, chronicles their achievements and failures, illustrates their ships, and explains why they were so feared and effective.
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Author Biography - Angus Konstam
Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands of Scotland, and is the author of over 40 books, many of which are published by Osprey. His work for the New Vanguard series to date includes volumes 41: 'Confederate Ironclad 1861-65', 45: 'Union Monitor 1861-65', 64: 'Confederate Raider 1861-65' and 92: 'Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65'. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He is currently based in Edinburgh, where he pursues a full-time career as a historian.
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