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Confederate Raider

(1967)
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From dust jacket: "This is the amazing story of the British-built Confederate ship, the 'S.S. Alabama', that eliminated a total of 69 Northern merchant and warships. Its single-minded Captain, Raphael Semmes, usually burned the captured ship to the water's edge and either put the crew ashore or kept them onboard his ship until he could leave them in a handy port to make their way home. Such conduct stirred a mixture of fear, hatred, and awe among American seamen, plus the determination to end the 'S.S. Alabama's' career as soon as possible. The U.S. government was also determined that Great Britian, as the builder of the ship, should pay adequate compensation for the damage done by the Alabama called by the British 'No. 290'." ... Powerful, fact-filled and compelling reading.



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