To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth

The Epic Hunt for the South's Most Feared Ship—and the Greatest Sea Battle of the Civil War

by Phil Keith, Tom Clavin

On Sale: 04/12/2022

To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth

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To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth

The Epic Hunt for the South's Most Feared Ship—and the Greatest Sea Battle of the Civil War

by Phil Keith, Tom Clavin

On Sale: 04/12/2022

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The enthralling story of the greatest Civil War battle at sea by the award-winning and bestselling historians Phil Keith and Tom Clavin.

On June 19, 1864, just off the coast of France, one of the most dramatic naval battles in history took place. On a clear day with windswept skies, the dreaded Confederate raider Alabama faced the Union warship Kearsarge in an all-or-nothing fight to the finish, the outcome of which would effectively end the threat of the Confederacy on the high seas.

Authors Phil Keith and Tom Clavin introduce some of the crucial but historically overlooked players, including John Winslow, captain of the USS Kearsarge, as well as Raphael Semmes, captain of the CSS Alabama. Readers will sail aboard the Kearsarge as Winslow embarks for Europe with a set of simple orders from the secretary of the navy: "Travel to the uttermost ends of the earth, if necessary, to find and destroy the Alabama."

Winslow pursued Semmes in a spectacular fourteen-month chase over international waters, culminating in what would become the climactic sea battle of the Civil War.

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Critical Praise

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“A whale of a tale, told clearly and quickly. I read the entire book in almost one sitting.” —Thomas E. Ricks, New York Times Book Review
 
“An engaging portrait of a true free spirit.” —Christian Science Monitor
 
"A dazzling biography." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
“An excellent and significant portrait of a long forgotten, now rightfully reclaimed hero.” —Booklist, starred review
 
“Two intrepid authors and researchers…team up in this dogged effort to excavate the facts of the amazing life of Eugene Bullard.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“Recommended for readers who enjoy compelling biography and fast-paced narrative.” —Library Journal
 
“Breathtaking… Even a slice of Bullard’s life would make for a compelling biography. Keith and Clavin cover it all, bringing a singular American figure out of obscurity.” —Tampa Bay Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780369705839
  • ISBN 10: 0369705831
  • Imprint: Hanover Square Press
  • On Sale: 04/12/2022
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / Military / Wars & Conflicts (Other)
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / Maritime History & Piracy
  • BISAC4 : HISTORY / Military / Naval

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