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