This is a definitive work covering all aspects of the subject. Luraghi, professor at the University of Genoa, was the foremost European historian of the War Between the States. He published a history of the war which has never been translated into English. Luraghi was particularly original in his research and strong in his portrayal of the truly remarkable genius displayed by supposedly backward Confederates in industry, invention, technology, and administration. His history of the Confederate Navy covers such matters in an unequalled way, but does not neglect the exciting personalities and battles of that short-lived but remarkable service.