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The Blockade Runners - a book by Verne, Jules

The Blockade Runners

The Blockade Runners( )
Author: Verne, Jules
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $5.23
Book Description:

The American Civil War plot centers on the exploits of James Playfair who must break the Union blockade of the harbour of Charleston in South Carolina to trade supplies for cotton and, later in the book, to rescue the father of a young girl held prisoner by the Confederates. Verne's tale was inspired by reality as many ships were actually lost while acting as blockade runners in and around Charleston in the early eighteen sixties.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / War & Military
Fiction / Historical
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.14 Inches
Book Weight:0.32 Pounds
Author Biography
Verne, Jules (Author)
Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. He is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels included Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Several of his works have been adapted into movies and TV mini-series. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 at the age of 77.


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