"An engagingly written book... carefully and knowledgeably constructed" ( Publisher's Weekly)
"DeKay provides an exciting and detailed account of the tale of the ship [Alabama], and of the furious legal and diplomatic controversy stirred by its very existence" ( Kirkus Reviews)
During its clandestine construction in Liverpool, it was known as 'Number 290'. When it was finally unleashed as the CSS Alabama, the Confederate warship triggered the last great military campaign of the Civil War; a maritime adventure unparalled in history; an infamous example of British political treachery; and the largest ever retribution tribunal: $15,500 in gold paid by Britain to the United States.
Brought to life by naval historian James Tertius deKay, The Rebel Raiders is an amazing, little-known piece of history that is at once an important work of Civil War scholarship and a suspenseful tale of military strategy, international espionage, and a legal crisis, the outcome of which still affects the world today.
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Descripción PIMLICO, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0712664904