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Robert P. Watson provides the definitive account of the Confederacy’s infamous Libby Prison, site of the Civil War’s largest prison break. Libby Prison housed Union officers, high-profile foes of the Confederacy, and political prisoners. Watson captures the wretched conditions, cruel guards, and the story of the daring prison break, called “the most remarkable in American history.”
Robert P. Watson, Distinguished Professor of American History at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, is the author of many books on American history and politics including, most recently, The Nazi Titanic: The Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II,,The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: The Untold Story of the American Revolution, and Affairs of State, The Untold Story of Presidential Love, Sex, and Scandal, 1789-1900.