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Published: Apr 1 1987
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William N. Still, Jr.
William N. Still Jr. received his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in 1964 and is professor of history emeritus and former director of the Program in Maritime History and Underwater Archaeology at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. A member of the Secretary of the Navy's Subcommittee in Naval History, Still serves on the editorial boards for American Neptune and Civil War Times Illustrated. The author of Iron Afloat: The Story of the Confederate Armorclads, published by the University of South Carolina Press in 1985, and the editor of The Confederate Navy: The Ships, Men, and Organization, 1861–65, he is also a coauthor of Why the South Lost the Civil War. Still lives in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
"Contending that the South's failure to build a potent navy stemmed not from a lack of resources but from military, geographical, and political factors, this study targets one of the important reasons for the downfall of the Confederate States of America. The author devotes separate chapters to the shipbuilding program itself, facilities, materials, labor, and conclusions, making Confederate Shipbuilding an important contribution to a developed understanding of America's Civil War."—Proceedings
"Thorough research, especially in manuscripts, sound perspective, and confident narration make Still's work as watertight and ironclad as the C.S.S. Virginia."—The Courier
"Civil War enthusiasts who wish to pursue [Still's] explanation or enjoy delving into naval history will find this volume a welcome addition to their library."—Civil War Book Exchange & Collector's Newspaper
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