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  • Wolf of the Deep

  • Raphael Semmes and the Notorious Confederate Raider CSS Alabama
  • By: Stephen Fox
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

In July 1862, Confederate Captain Raphael Semmes took command of a secret new warship. At the helm of the Alabama, he became the most hated and feared man along the Union coast, as well as a Confederate legend. Now, with unparalleled authority, depth, and a vivid sense of the excitement and danger of the time, Stephen Fox describes Captain Semmes's remarkable wartime exploits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling and excellent (with minor reservations)

  • By margot on 06-09-12

Raphael Semmes, Admiral CSN

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-09

This book is read in a way that only a Navy man could understand. His hardships, separation from family, adultery on the part of his wife, are today common themes. Similar themes can be found in his
Memories of Service Afloat regarding the CSS Alabama. I highly recommend this title.
Gary Price, former Petty Officer 2nd Class
USS Ranger CV 61 & USS Carl Vinson CVN 70