John Messner has done a fine and commendable job in bringing to life the varied and fascinating career of Joannes Wyllie. Messner’s comprehensive account will stand as an example of excellent research blended into a well-crafted narrative that brings to Civil War historiography an important book.
The untold story of Joannes Wyllie, son of a gardener from Fife, one of the most successful blockade runners of the American Civil War. This book features his life of adventure and action; he was once declared dead, survived shipwrecks and shark attack, and successfully commanded ships across the globe. The most comprehensive history of the Ad-Vance is provided, from departing Glasgow until capture off the Carolina coast
Extract from Foreword by Dr. Stephen R. Wise, author of Lifeline of the Confederacy
- In association with Glasgow Museums
- 240 × 170mm
- 272 pages
- 70 illustrations and maps plus 8pp colour section