A fresh look at naval action in the Civil War and the man who led the Union navy to victoryIn the Civil War, David Farragut ruled the seas. In battle after battle, when the smoke cleared, Farragut's armada reigned victorious, making a vital contribution to the ultimate defeat of the Confederacy. A national hero, Farragut earned the gratitude of President Lincoln, who made him the first full admiral in American history. Drawing on primary source material discovered in the past 20 years, Lincoln's Admiral offers new insights into the life and times of the Union's greatest naval hero.Features information on conventional ships as well as the innovations of the era, including ironclads and new, more powerful cannons Includes detailed descriptions of major Civil War naval battles Illustrated with 25 period photos and campaign mapsJAMES P. DUFFY (Edison, New Jersey) is the author of Target Hitler and Hitler Slept Late and Other Blunders That Cost Him The War, both selections of the Military Book Club.
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Subtítulo: THE CIVIL WAR CAMPAIGNS OF DAVID FARRAGUT