The Last Shot
By (author) Lynn Schooler
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Last Shot by Lynn Schooler
Book DescriptionBlending high-seas adventure and first-rate research, The Last Shot is naval history of the very first order, offering a riveting account of the last Southern military force to lay down its arms in June 1865. Following orders received the previous autumn, the Confederate raider Shenandoah fell upon a fleet of whalers out of New England working the waters near Alaska's Little Diomede Island. More than two dozen ships went down in a frenzy of destruction that occurred three months after the South's official surrender. In breathtaking detail, author Lynn Schooler re-creates one of the most astonishing events in American military history—a final act of war that brought about the near-demise of the New England whaling industry and effectively ended America's growing hegemony over worldwide shipping for the next eighty years.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780060523343
Paperback / softback
(201mm x 145mm x 20mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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