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Last Flag Down: The Epic Journey Of The Last Confederate Warship

4 Ratings: 3.3
2007 non-fiction book by John Baldwin and Ron Powers

ABOUT THIS BOOK As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to shatter the U.S. economy and force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship whose … see full wiki

Author: John Baldwin and Ron Powers
Genre: History, Civil War
Publisher: Crown
Date Published: May 15, 2007
2 reviews about Last Flag Down: The Epic Journey Of The...
review by . December 08, 2009
Gripping saga of the year long, around the world trek of the Shenandoah.
The vessel had begun life as "Sea King".  That would all change in the fall of 1864 when a wealthy British industrialist named Richard Wright purchased the sleek three-masted racing clipper with a very specific purpose in mind.  You see Richard Wright had made his fortune in the textile business in England.  Like so many other businessmen of his day his success depended on an uninterrupted flow of the cotton that was grown in what was at that time the fledgling Confederate …
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Amzing how history unfolds.
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