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Well written American Civil War naval biography,
This review is from: The Sea King: The Last Confederate (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 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.