Fire and Thunder
by R. Thomas Campbell
Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 1997. xiii, 294 pp.
Illus, maps, plans, append., notes, bibliog, index. $24.95. ISBN:1-57249-067-5
deals with several aspects of Confederate naval history. Essentially episodic, it covers operations of the CSS Nashville
, the first Confederate warship to visit Europe, blockade runners, operations off the Texas coast, and much more besides, in often considerable detail. A useful book, marred by excessive devotion to "the Cause."