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The Resource War on the waters : [the Union and Confederate navies, 1861-1865], by James M. McPherson, (sound recording)

War on the waters : [the Union and Confederate navies, 1861-1865], by James M. McPherson, (sound recording)

Label
War on the waters : [the Union and Confederate navies, 1861-1865]
Title
War on the waters
Title remainder
[the Union and Confederate navies, 1861-1865]
Statement of responsibility
by James M. McPherson
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because the represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. In War on the Waters, James M. McPherson has crafted an enlightening, at times harrowing, and ultimately thrilling account of the war's naval campaigns and their military leaders. McPherson recounts how the Union navy's blockade of the Confederate coast, leaky as a sieve in the war's early months, became increasingly effective as it choked off vital imports and exports. Meanwhile, the Confederate navy, dwarfed by its giant adversary, demonstrated daring and military innovation. Commerce raiders sank Union ships and drove the American merchant marine from the high seas. Southern ironclads sent several Union warships to the bottom, naval mines sank many more, and the Confederates deployed the world's first submarine to sink an enemy vessel. But in the end, it was the Union navy that won some of the war's most important strategic victories--as an essential partner to the army on the ground at Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Mobile Bay, and Fort Fisher, and all by itself at Port Royal, Fort Henry, New Orleans, and Memphis
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McPherson, James M
Dewey number
973.7/5
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E591
LC item number
.M44 2012ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Joe Barrett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Barrett, Joe
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
War on the waters : [the Union and Confederate navies, 1861-1865], by James M. McPherson, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
  • Duration: 9:18:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library edition, unabridged.
Extent
8 sound discs (approximately 9.3 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470827366
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z7196
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 798336278
  • (OCoLC)798336278
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
War on the waters : [the Union and Confederate navies, 1861-1865], by James M. McPherson, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
  • Duration: 9:18:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library edition, unabridged.
Extent
8 sound discs (approximately 9.3 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470827366
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z7196
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 798336278
  • (OCoLC)798336278
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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