From time to time, I detected a hint of partiality for Semmes by the author, but, generally speaking, Taylor provides a fairly objective look at one of the more famous (or infamous, depending on the reader's regional point of view) naval commanders and certainly the most famous warship of the Civil War period.
Semmes: Rebel Raider Robert B Kane Air & Space Power Journal; Winter 2008; 22, 4; Docstoc pg. 121 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner
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