....and it certainly covers the areas of interest for me!
Following the successful disposal of my ECW collection I have reinvested some of the proceeds into the ACW library. The book you see above arrived yesterday. I am rather pleased with it although it has been damaged slightly by the seller posting it in one of those polythene grip top style postage bags - with no packing or padding! Needless to say when it dropped through the letter box it landed on a corner of the cover and ‘bumped it’. I am notoriously fussy about my books and so I took the matter up with the seller and am waiting on a response. Poor packaging is something that really irritates me!
....and the torn section. None of this is major by any means but as I mentioned, I am notoriously fussy about my books!
The book itself is a great overview of the development of the Confederate navy and whilst it is relatively slim - a mere 191 pages - is pretty complete. It was available in the US (it is published by Schiffer) for just under U$40 which seemed rather steep to me if I am honest. The author has a similar volume on the Union navy which I am waiting on and whilst I am getting towards the end of the ACW project I will certainly get a lot of use out of both volumes.
As long as they are packed properly that is!