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- DescriptionWhile the Confederates relied on field fortifications and small gunboats in the fight for control of the Mississippi, the Union built a series of revolutionary river ironclads. This volume explains how these vessels worked, how they were constructed, how they were manned and how they were fought.
- Author BiographyAngus Konstam is an experienced Osprey author with over 12 titles in print, and is currently contracted to produce a Campaign Series title on the great Mediterranean galley battle; Lepanto, 1571. He is also the author of non-Osprey maritime books including 'A History of Shipwrecks', 'A History of Pirates', 'The Atlas of Medieval Europe' and 'Warship'. He has long been associated with maritime affairs, having served in the Royal Navy, practised underwater archaeology and curated a maritime museum. His understanding of the subject is based on years of professional studies in maritime history, and an intimate knowledge of the leading maritime collections on both sides of the Atlantic. Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years experience. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development, and has a keen interest in milltary hardware - armour, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony 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 Publication14/08/2002
- GenreMilitary History
- Series TitleNew Vanguard
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 56
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOsprey Publishing
- Content Note7 colour & 40 b&w illustrations
- Weight180 g
- Width184 mm
- Height248 mm
- Illustrator(s)Tony Bryan
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