Commander Will Cushing

Cushing2Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War
Jamie Malanowski
Hardcover; 304 pages
W.W. Norton (2014)

Commander Will Cushing is a narrative biography by Jamie Malanowski about the Civil War naval hero who became famous for his courageous, close-quarters sinking of the Confederate ironclad Albemarle. Fast-paced and well-written, the book concisely documents the life and career of the young officer while also shedding light on some often overlooked naval aspects of the war, particularly the Union campaign against blockade runners. A worthwhile read for any Civil War enthusiast.

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