Books: Rebel Raider

SEMMES OF THE ALABAMA—W. Adolphe Roberts—Bobbs-Merrill ($3.50).

Even admirers of the old South usually do not like to talk about Confederate naval policy. It scarcely helped the South, did not greatly injure the North in a military sense. But it ruined the U. S. merchant marine. Rebel raiders and privateers sank or destroyed 200 ships worth $30,000,000. Since merchants would not ship in Northern vessels for fear of raiders, almost the entire fleet, totaling 6,000,000 tons, was sold to English interests for the bargain price of $42,000,000, leaving the U. S. at the end...

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