BOOK REVIEW – A Confederate Biography: The Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah

By Dwight Sturtevant Hughes, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2016) Reviewed by Diana L. Ahmad, Ph.D. A graduate of the Naval Academy in 1967, Dwight Hughes provides an excellent account of CSS Shenandoah that is easily understood by historians and lay audiences alike. Readers quickly come to feel the movement of the ship as she

BOOK REVIEW – Captain Bulloch: The Life of James Dunwoody Bulloch, Naval Agent of the Confederacy

Captain Bulloch:  The Life of James Dunwoody Bulloch, Naval Agent of the Confederacy By Stephen Chapin Kinnaman, Dog Ear Publishing, Indianapolis, IN.  (2013) Reviewed by Mark Lardas James Dunwoody Bulloch is best known as the man behind the Civil War’s Confederate raiders.  He organized the construction and outfitting of Florida, Alabama, and Stonewall, among others.

Titan? Try Again: Josiah Tattnall, USS Saratoga, and the 1843 Snow Storm

The 2013 winter storm is one of the most interesting weather anomalies in recent memory. Most Americans are by now familiar with terms like “polar vortex” and “snow squalls.”  Winter Storm Titan is currently wreaking havoc on the mid-Atlantic state causing thousands of flight delays and closures. This current is not, however, the only time