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On-site: Author Visit with Tom Clavin “To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth”

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

book cover of To The Uttermost Ends of the Earth

Learn about the enthralling story of the greatest Civil War battle at sea in this discussion of To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth, 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. Readers 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.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

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April 10
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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John Jermain Memorial Library
201 Main Street
Sag Harbor,NY11963United States
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