Star of the West (Paperback)

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In January of 1861, the S.S. Star of the West drew cannon fire in Charleston Harbor, an ominous preview of the devastating war just over the horizon. Two years later, this same luxurious sternwheeler slipped forever beneath the waters of the Tallahatchie River, deep in the Mississippi Delta, delaying the fall of Vicksburg for a few months. Between those two sentinel events, Star of the West appeared repeatedly in the most unlikely roles and the most unusual places, making a mark on the history of this conflict which has never been fully summarized in one book. Ben Arnold of Turnrow Books calls it "the crazy-ass boat," and it's a story you'll find much stranger than fiction.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780989750851
Publisher: West Washington Books
Publication Date: March 26th, 2019
Pages: 62