The Resource A history of the Confederate Navy, Raimondo Luraghi ; translated by Paolo E. Coletta

A history of the Confederate Navy, Raimondo Luraghi ; translated by Paolo E. Coletta

Label
A history of the Confederate Navy
Title
A history of the Confederate Navy
Statement of responsibility
Raimondo Luraghi ; translated by Paolo E. Coletta
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
For thirty years world-renowned author and scholar Raimondo Luraghi has sought answers to the question: How did an overwhelmingly agricultural country with little industry and nearly no merchant marine succeed in building a navy that managed to confront the formidable Union navy for four years? Pushing aside the long-held belief that the answers went up in flames when the Confederate Navy archives were torched during the evacuation of Richmond, Luraghi combed fifty archives in four countries and uncovered information that shattered prevailing myths about that service's contributions. Focusing on the South's ironclads, commerce raiders, torpedoes, and mines, this study breaks new ground by giving the Confederate Navy proper credit for its strategic successes, international range, and technical advances. For example, the author disproves the widely held notion that the South's ironclads were a failure, built only to break the Union blockade and relegated to other duties because they could not leave protected harbors. Luraghi also argues successfully that breaking the blockade was not the Confederate Navy's single strategic aim, and thus that the navy must not be judged a total failure, as is so often asserted. With this translation of Luraghi's masterwork the English-speaking world has both a complete account of Confederate naval operations and a balanced and realistic analysis
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DLC
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Luraghi, Raimondo
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E596
LC item number
.L8713 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1916-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Coletta, Paolo Enrico
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
Label
A history of the Confederate Navy, Raimondo Luraghi ; translated by Paolo E. Coletta
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-500) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Birth of a navy -- Financial means, personnel, and organization -- Building and outfitting warships -- The technological revolution and the first phase of Confederate naval strategy -- The internationalization of the conflict and the beginning of the war against trade on the far seas -- The ironclad strategy : first phase -- Toward the deadline -- The battle (I) -- The battle (II) -- The second phase of Confederate naval strategy -- The new ironclad strategy : first phase -- The zenith of commerce destroying on the far seas -- The unleashing of submarine warfare -- Submarines and torpedo boats enter the war -- The new ironclad strategy : second phase -- Crisis of the blockade, the climax of Confederate naval strategy, and the Battle of Plymouth -- The commandos of the Confederate States Navy -- The crisis -- The flag still flies
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 514 pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9781557505279
Lccn
95049315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33665082
  • (OCoLC)ocm33665082
Label
A history of the Confederate Navy, Raimondo Luraghi ; translated by Paolo E. Coletta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-500) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Birth of a navy -- Financial means, personnel, and organization -- Building and outfitting warships -- The technological revolution and the first phase of Confederate naval strategy -- The internationalization of the conflict and the beginning of the war against trade on the far seas -- The ironclad strategy : first phase -- Toward the deadline -- The battle (I) -- The battle (II) -- The second phase of Confederate naval strategy -- The new ironclad strategy : first phase -- The zenith of commerce destroying on the far seas -- The unleashing of submarine warfare -- Submarines and torpedo boats enter the war -- The new ironclad strategy : second phase -- Crisis of the blockade, the climax of Confederate naval strategy, and the Battle of Plymouth -- The commandos of the Confederate States Navy -- The crisis -- The flag still flies
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 514 pages, [10] pages of plates
Isbn
9781557505279
Lccn
95049315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33665082
  • (OCoLC)ocm33665082

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