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Author Topic: Clyde Built blockade runners of the American Civil War  (Read 1838 times)

Waverley

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Clyde Built blockade runners of the American Civil War
« on: March 22, 2007, 01:08:48 PM »
Published last year and just appeared for the first time on ebay (tho just as cheap through abebooks)

Haven't seen a copy myself but as almost all the blockade runners from the Clyde were paddlers may be of interest to some of us.

Link is to publisher's website with ISBN etc

http://www.birlinn.co.uk/scottishbooks/C/ClydeBuilt-184158424X.shtml

If anyone has the book, your comments (happy or otherwise) would be much appreciated.


Regards

David

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Clyde Built blockade runners of the American Civil War
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007, 08:36:25 AM »
I have been away for the weekend, so am only just  getting to this.
  
 I have the book, but haven't read it yet.  
 I think it is more of a financial history than  shipping history.
  
 I would cross-check the list of Clyde-built  blockade runners here with the comprehensive list of all; blockade  runners in "Lifeline of the Confederacy" by Wise
  
 Alistair
  
 
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Published last year and just appeared for the first    time on ebay (tho just as cheap through abebooks)

Haven't seen a copy    myself but as almost all the blockade runners from the Clyde were paddlers may    be of interest to some of us.

Link is to publisher's website with ISBN    etc

http://www.birlinn.co.uk/scottishbooks/C/ClydeBuilt-184158424X.shtml

If    anyone has the book, your comments (happy or otherwise) would be much    appreciated.


Regards

David



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Waverley

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Clyde Built blockade runners of the American Civil War
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007, 12:17:06 PM »
Thanks for the info, Alistair - looks like one to defer for the moment.


Am I alone in finding it somewhat frustrating not having a nautical bookshop next door?  So much ordered "sight unseen"  can be disappointing.

Here in Milton Keynes - about as far from the sea as one can get in the UK - the local bookshops (all parts of big chains) only ever seem to have two books on commercial shipping - and they are both about the Titanic.

Still have fond memories of the late-lamented John Smith and Porteous bookshops in Glasgow.

Regards

David

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2007, 08:38:45 AM »
We now have a massive Borders in the former Royal  Bank building across from where Porteous used to be. But shipping books in  general bookshops are like hen's teeth. I normally get books by mail order,  mainly from Mainmast Books, although Amazon are sometimes good on price even on  obscure books
  
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Thanks for the info, Alistair - looks like one to    defer for the moment.


Am I alone in finding it somewhat frustrating    not having a nautical bookshop next door? So much ordered "sight unseen" can    be disappointing.

Here in Milton Keynes - about as far from the sea as    one can get in the UK - the local bookshops (all parts of big chains) only    ever seem to have two books on commercial shipping - and they are both about    the Titanic.

Still have fond memories of the late-lamented John Smith    and Porteous bookshops in Glasgow.

Regards

David



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