Thunder Along the Mississippi – Jack Coombe

I finally finished up my home walkabout book that I mentioned in one of my first posts. On the whole, the book seemed to ‘settle down’ once the naval actions started happening and the writing and errors diminished.

It ended up being a decent short overview of freshwater combat in the Civil War. Most of the action takes place on the Mississippi and tributaries, with an initial side trip up the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. There’s not a lot of depth if you are familiar with the subject, as you would expect from a short book covering a large scope.  The errors found are peripheral to the subject covered. A pretty decent book, and worth the low price I paid at a used book store.


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