The Leviathan

The Greatest Untold Story of the Civil War

by Paul Stack



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/12/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 540
ISBN : 9781480873902
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 540
ISBN : 9781480873896
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 540
ISBN : 9781480873889

About the Book

In September 1861, on the cusp of a winter storm in the North Atlantic, three men altered the fate of the world by pulling off one of the greatest acts of American espionage.

In England, cradle of the Industrial Revolution, the world’s largest machine was created—a giant iron steamship 60 years ahead of its time. The Scientific American warned that this colossus “could run down the whole of the largest steamers in any other fleet, one after another, without firing a single shot.”

The mission of the three Americans was to stop this colossus from entering a southern port without anyone ever knowing what transpired.

Inspired by true events, The Leviathan is a story of treason, espionage, and geopolitics; a family sundered by the conflict between the states; and of British capitalists lusting to dismember the United States for their own benefit.

About the Author

Paul Stack has practiced law in Chicago for over forty-six years. After graduating from Georgetown’s law school, he worked as a law clerk for a federal judge, served as an assistant US attorney, and eventually founded his own firm. Stack and his wife live in the historic suburb of Riverside, Illinois.