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The Alabama Affair
- The British Shipyards Conspiracy 
in the American Civil War 
by David Hollett

One of the very few books to deal with the involvement of Britain in the American War. A book that reads like the most exciting of novels, but it remains historical fact.


 

Recent history is riddled with tales of how governments and individuals have secretly schemed to undermine efforts to maintain peace throughout the world. Racketeering in the remains of Yugoslavia, sanction-busting in South Africa, America's "Irangate' affair, and the UK's Iraqi 'Supergun' scandal. All of these involve personal profit, political influence or both. When the grimy details are exposed, the fallout is often acutely embarrassing for the parties involved. The Alabama Affair is no exception ~ this book reveals the turmoil and intrigue surrounding a deal involving the British government, the now defunct Merseyside shipyard of Cammell Laird and a country engaged in civil war, America.   

From a Merseyside area riddled with American spies, across the seas to the final battle of the Alabama to the massive legal claims as compensation for the damage done by this amazing vessel during her brief but hectic life. The Alabama Affair captures it all.

     

     

    · What was involved?

    · How was the conspiracy organised?

    · Who were the shadowy figures at the centre of the controversy? 

    The Alabama Affair answers all the questions.   

    PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE ONLY SECONDS OF THIS BOOK LEFT ( THEY HAVE THE FIRST DOZEN OR SO PAGES PRINTED UPSIDE DOWN) . THE BOOK  IS NOW BECOMING A RARITY.


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ISBN    1   902964 3 22

 

...a tale of subterfuge, cheating and double dealing that makes today’s politicians look like saints.’    Liverpool Daily Post

Although Britain… sympathised with the bid to free the slaves, she also needed the cotton which the slaves produced. This conflict of interest is deeply investigated by the author…’    Sea Breezes

…lifts the lid off an unsavoury episode in Britain’s maritime history…’      Navy News

 

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