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The Yankee Expedition to Sebastopol By Chuck Veit
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At the beginning of the epic siege of Sebastopol in 1854, Russian defenders blocked the entrance to the harbor by sinking several lines of older sailing ships at the mouth of the bay. One year later,... More > as the Czar’s forces abandoned the town, the remainder of the Black Sea Fleet, along with a number of transports and merchant vessels, were also scuttled. All told, nearly a hundred ships carpeted the bottom of the bay when British, French and Turkish forces occupied the port. English engineers pronounced the job of raising the hulks an impossibility, and were content to let them rot–a slow process that would ensure the strategic port remained unusable for years to come. But the Russians had a plan, one that involved a young American who, only a few years before, had managed another salvage project deemed “impossible by human means” by “professional” European divers.< Less
Sea Miner By Chuck Veit
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Sea Miner is the long-lost story of the U.S. Navy's first torpedo development program of 1862-63. The weapon developed by soldier-scientist Major Edward B. Hunt was so advanced that nothing remotely... More > similar would be seen for another eighty years; in fact, Sea Miner achieved results that we have yet to match even today.< Less
A Dog Before a Soldier By Chuck Veit
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A collection of "almost lost" episodes from the U.S. Navy in the Civil War--most of which have lain hidden for 150 years. Navy spies, cattle raids, deep inland recons and shore assaults as... More > well as a daunting battle on the far side of the planet--Civil War history you've never read before. Included in this new research is the story of Monitor's Unknown Mission; the first all-black Navy crew (months before the Emancipation Proclamation); and the solution to the riddle of the First Battle of Fort Butler. There are no "big name" battles here--just the story of the many critical roles played by the U.S. Navy, told through small-unit actions. After a century and a half, these stories are something new in Civil War history.< Less
Upon the Best Authority, Vol. IV By Chuck Veit
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This is the Civil War as Americans on the home front read about it: through the newspapers. No academic analysis long after the dust has settled, no interpretation from 150 years later–just the... More > raw stories that defined and described American society in the turbulent years 1861-1865. It is a period not unlike our own . . .< Less
Upon the Best Authority, Vol. III By Chuck Veit
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This is the Civil War as Americans on the home front read about it: through the newspapers. No academic analysis long after the dust has settled, no interpretation from 150 years later–just the... More > raw stories that defined and described American society in the turbulent years 1861-1865. It is a period not unlike our own . . .< Less
Upon the Best Authority, Vol. II By Chuck Veit
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This is the Civil War as Americans on the home front read about it: through the newspapers. No academic analysis long after the dust has settled, no interpretation from 150 years later–just the... More > raw stories that defined and described American society in the turbulent years 1861-1865. It is a period not unlike our own . . .< Less
Upon the Best Authority, Vol. I By Chuck Veit
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This is the Civil War as Americans on the home front read about it: through the newspapers. No academic analysis long after the dust has settled, no interpretation from 150 years later–-just... More > the raw stories that defined and described American society in the turbulent years 1861-1865. It is a period not unlike our own . . .< Less
Natural Genius By Chuck Veit
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Based on copious documentation and eyewitness accounts, this is the long-awaited book on the U.S. Navy's first submarine and its designer, Brutus de Villeroi, whose long career of accomplishments as... More > a respected civil engineer was to be capped by his greatest creation, a working submersible for the navy of his adopted nation, with which it could sink the feared rebel ironclad, Virginia. The project did not go as planned, however, and it is difficult to explain the actions of the aging French inventor--actions that led to his dismissal. His boat would be taken over by the Federal Navy and become known as Alligator.< Less
USNLP Handbook for Civil War Naval Reenactors By Chuck Veit
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The popular 4th edition Handbook from the U.S. Naval Landing Party, an American Civil War living history crew--full of historical and practical information for portraying sailors and marines of the... More > War of the Rebellion.< Less
Raising Missouri By Chuck Veit
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On a late summer’s night in 1843, U.S.S. Missouri lay anchored in Gibraltar Bay. She and her sister ship, Mississippi, were the most advanced steam frigates on the planet—and the first... More > two such warships in the U. S. Navy. Missouri’s mission was to show herself off to the European powers, and there was no better place to begin than the British bastion at the gateway to the Mediterranean. But a simple accident led to the destruction of the ship before the sun rose again. Burnt to the waterline, Missouri settled to the bottom. For eight and a half years, she defied all attempts to raise or remove her, and began to form a massive sand bar that threatened to ruin the most strategic harbor in the world. Professional divers pronounced the project impossible—until an unknown, self-taught Yankee from Massachusetts took up the contract to raise Missouri . . .< Less

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The CashPT® Blueprint: How I Built and Scaled a Successful Cash-Based Physical Therapy Practice Even When I Was Told It Was Unethical, a Bad Idea and That No One Would Pay More Than Their Copay for Physical Therapy! The CashPT®... By Aaron LeBauer
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