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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn Ltd (11 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184341046X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843410461
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 13.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 818,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Gary McKay is a member of the US Naval Institute and the Navy League of the United States America. Having served in the US Navy with an electronic intelligence unit and in the US Army as an intelligence analyst, he has been decorated by both services for his analyses. His work as a remote sensing archaeologist has been featured in many newspaper articles and television programmes and is an outgrowth of his research time spent at the US Naval Research Laboratory at NASA Stennis Space Centre. He currently heads Float Research, dedicated geographic research group.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Texas Walt on 30 Jun. 2009
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The Sea King is the latest, and best, of a recent series of books related to the CSS Shenandoah. It is not only the first biography of the elusive Captain Waddell, it is the first that is written from the perspective of a former sailor who understands the pressures of commanding a warship at sea. McKay's painstaking research both in the U.S. and U.K. is reflected in the 4 chapters (of 9 total) that focus on Waddell's life before and after the American Civil War as well as the history of the Sea King / Shenandoah from Glasgow, to London, Melbourne, and finally, to Liverpool and Zanzibar. The 16 pages of illustrations include photos, maps, and drawings that provide additional insight into the people, ships and events that shaped Waddell's life. There is also a detailed bibliography and index.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. C. Rawlinson on 18 Jun. 2009
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A truly well written story, that grabs you from page one, and keeps the reader enthralled.
The life and times of James Iredell Waddell certainly are well worthy of recording for history, as is the voyage of his ship, the Shenandoah, and how she circumnavigated the world.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes both history, and a good yarn.
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The Sea King, an important addition to your Civil War library 30 Jun. 2009
By Texas Walt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Sea King is the latest, and best, of a recent series of books related to the CSS Shenandoah. It is not only the first biography of the elusive Captain Waddell, it is the first that is written from the perspective of a former U.S. Navy sailor who understands the pressures of commanding a warship at sea. McKay's painstaking research both in the U.S. and U.K. is most readily reflected in the 4 chapters (of 9 total) that focus on Waddell's life before and after the American Civil War. The 16 pages of illustrations include photos, maps, and drawings that provide additional insight into the people, ships and events that shaped Waddell's life. There is also a detailed bibliography and index.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought this for myself 6 Jan. 2013
By Patricia Ann Schmits - Published on Amazon.com
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Doing family tree research I found that James is an Ancestor! I knew nothing about him and this book was wonderful! It's a great adventure for anyone!!
Four Stars 23 Nov. 2014
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it was a gift, they really liked
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Brand new. As Described. Book about Waddell and the CSS Shenadoah 5 Sept. 2012
By Bobby Ronayne - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book if you want to learn details about the Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah from Captain Waddell's perspective. Also I learned a lot about Waddell after the cruise. On the other hand certain details in this book after the war are inaccurate.
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