• To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth

  • The Epic Hunt for the South's Most Feared Ship—and the Greatest Sea Battle of the Civil War
  • By: Tom Clavin, Phil Keith
  • Narrated by: Joe Knezevich
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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The enthralling story of the greatest Civil War battle at sea by the award-winning and bestselling historians Phil Keith and Tom Clavin.

On June 19, 1864, just off the coast of France, one of the most dramatic naval battles in history took place. On a clear day with windswept skies, the dreaded Confederate raider Alabama faced the Union warship Kearsarge in an all-or-nothing fight to the finish, the outcome of which would effectively end the threat of the Confederacy on the high seas.

Authors Phil Keith and Tom Clavin introduce some of the crucial but historically overlooked players, including John Winslow, captain of the USS Kearsarge, as well as Raphael Semmes, captain of the CSS Alabama. Listeners will sail aboard the Kearsarge as Winslow embarks for Europe with a set of simple orders from the secretary of the navy: "Travel to the uttermost ends of the earth, if necessary, to find and destroy the Alabama."

Winslow pursued Semmes in a spectacular fourteen-month chase over international waters, culminating in what would become the climactic sea battle of the Civil War.

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©2022 Phil Keith and Tom Clavin (P)2022 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
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Excellent Historical Account

An example of how truth is much more interesting than fiction. Between the Alabama, and the Shenandoah in the gulf of Alaska, amazing sea warfare really effected places outside the USA.