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- DescriptionAt the start of the American Civil War, neither North nor South had warships on either side of the Mississippi River. Gradually, both sides converted existing riverboats into powerful naval weapons. This title describes their design, development and operation throughout the American Civil War.
- Author BiographyAngus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 15 books, many of which are published by Osprey. His other maritime titles include Elite 67: 'Pirates 1660-1730', Elite 69: 'Buccaneers 1620-1700' and Elite 70: 'Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560-1605'. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He is now based in London, where he combines a freelance museum consultancy business with a career as a historian and writer. Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years experience after initially qualifying in Engineering and working for a number of years in Military Research and Development. Tony has a keen interest in military hardware - armour, small arms, aircraft and ships - and has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series.
- Author(s)Angus Konstam
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication20/03/2002
- GenreMilitary History
- Series TitleOsprey New Vanguard S.
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 49
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOsprey Publishing
- Content Note40 b&w and 7 colour illustrations
- Weight175 g
- Width184 mm
- Height248 mm
- Illustrator(s)Tony Bryan
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