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Gustavus Vasa Fox of the Union Navy : a biography

Author: Ari Arthur Hoogenboom
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the life and career of one of the U.S. Navy's most influential officers. During the war, Fox was instrumental in mounting the blockade of the southern coast, from the Chesapeake Bay to the Rio Grande. After the battle between the Monitor and the Virginia, Fox championed ironclad technology despite having to contend with an officer corps wedded to wooden ships. In planning and coordinating expeditions, Fox  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Hoogenboom, Ari Arthur, 1927-
Gustavus Vasa Fox of the Union Navy.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)681552401
Named Person: Gustavus Vasa Fox; Gustavus Vasa Fox; Gustavus Vasa Fox
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ari Arthur Hoogenboom
ISBN: 9780801889868 0801889863
OCLC Number: 190843369
Description: xiii, 387 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Midshipman Fox --
Master Fox --
Lieutenant Fox : China --
Lieutenant Fox : diplomacy and home --
Captain Fox/ Agent Fox --
Fort Sumter --
Ships for the blockade --
Implementing the blockade --
The Monitor and the Peninsula --
The Mississippi --
More ironclads --
Charleston --
The light-draft debacle --
Vicksburg --
Washington --
Commerce raiders and ironclad rams --
End of the war --
From war to peace --
Postwar career.
Responsibility: Ari Hoogenboom.
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Gustavus Vasa Fox's naval service began in 1838 when he went to sea as a midshipman. This biography recounts the life and career of one of US Navy's most influential officers. It examines Fox's life  Read more...

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Fox (named for Sweden's King Gustavus) is now the subject of a fine, perhaps definitive, biography by historian Ari Hoogenboom... This massively researched book should be on every naval bookshelf. -- Read more...

 
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