The Last Shot

Paperback | June 27, 2006

byLynn Schooler

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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&#8212a 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.

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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...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.73 inPublished:June 27, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060523344

ISBN - 13:9780060523343

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