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Published: Dec 15 2016
Size: 6 x 9
Colin Carlin, a retired business executive with a strong connection to Africa and latter on art dealer, is author of William Kirkpatrick of Malaga, Consul, Négociant and Grandfather of the Empress Eugénie. He lives in Bath, England.
"Captain James Carlin lifts out of relative obscurity an important Civil War nautical figure."—Civil War Books and Authors
"Captain James Carlin's fascinating adventures come to life in this superbly researched biography. As a British captain, commodore, and ship owner, Carlin ran vessels into Confederate ports from North Carolina to Texas. Civil War and naval scholars and enthusiasts alike will welcome Colin Carlin's fresh insights into this shadowy world."—Walter E. Wilson, captain, U. S. Navy (ret.), author of The Bulloch Belle: First Ladies, a Spy, Mother of a President and Other Remarkable Women of a 19th Century Georgia Family
"Colin Carlin has produced a ground breaking work that lifts the veil off the all-important ship captains who supplied the Confederacy with the necessary supplies to sustain its fight for independence. The author does a superb job in relating the story of his relative, James Carlin, a key member of the cadre of captains who sustained the Confederacy by running supplies through the northern blockade on specialized vessels. James Carlin's career not only included operating blockade runners, but also a Charleston based torpedo boat, and after the war he served as a gun runner to Cuban rebels. A sweeping story from England to Charleston, Florida, and Cuba. This book is a must for anyone interested in Southern/Confederate maritime history."—Stephen R. Wise, author of Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running during the Civil War
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