The Last Shot by Lynn Schooler

The Last Shot

Lynn Schooler
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  • ISBN
    9780060523343 / 0060523344
  • Title The Last Shot
  • Author Lynn Schooler
  • Category History
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2006
  • Pages 308
  • Publisher
    Harper Perennial
  • Imprint HarperCollins
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 145mm x 20mm x 201mm

Annotation

Naval history of the very first order offers a riveting account of the last confederate military force to lay down its arms.

Publisher Description

Blending high-seas adventure and first-rate research, The Last Shot is naval history of the very first order, offering a riveting account of the last Southern military force to lay down its arms in June 1865. Following orders received the previous autumn, the Confederate raider “Shenandoah” fell upon a fleet of whalers out of New England working the waters near Alaska's Little Diomede Island. More than two dozen ships went down in a frenzy of destruction that occurred three months after the South's official surrender. In breathtaking detail, author Lynn Schooler re-creates one of the most astonishing events in American military history a final act of war that brought about the near-demise of the New England whaling industry and effectively ended America's growing hegemony over worldwide shipping for the next eighty years.

Author Biography

Lynn Schooler, author of “The Blue Bear”, has lived in Alaska for more than thirty years. He is a two-time winner of “Alaska” magazine's grand prize for wildlife photography and winner of the National Wildlife grand prize.

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