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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (125 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Baldwin, Ron Powers Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship whose mission was to sink the U.S. merchant fleet. The raider’s name was Shenandoah, and her executive officer was Conway Whittle, a twenty-four-year-old warrior. Whittle would share command with a dark and brooding veteran of the seas, Capt. James Waddell, and together with their crew, they would spend nearly a year destroying dozens of Union ships, all while continually dodging the enemy. 

Then, in August of 1865, a British ship revealed the shocking truth to the men of Shenandoah: The war had been over for months, and they were now being hunted as pirates. What ensued was an incredible 15,000-mile journey to the one place the crew hoped to find sanctuary, only to discover that their fate would depend on how they answered a single question. Wondrously evocative, LAST FLAG DOWN is a riveting story of courage, nobility, and rare comradeship forged in the quest to achieve the impossible.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael J | 1/9/2014

    " great book! based on the log book of the first mate of the last confederate navy ship. kinda slow in parts, but definitely worth it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ben Rothman | 12/31/2013

    " Boring. Essentially a captain's log with commentary that states the obvious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Al | 12/12/2013

    " Rousing story of the Confederate raider the CSS Shenandoah and how the Union navy could not catch her. Makes you wonder how the Confederacy lost the war. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brent | 11/3/2013

    " An interesting part of history I knew nothing about. It does get long in parts. "

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