William W. Wade is at present deputy director of the Voice of America’s Munich Program Center. He is a former foreign correspondent and associate editor of Foreign Policy Association publications. For further reading: Great Britain and the American Civil War , by Ephraim Douglass Adams (Longmans, Green, 1925); The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe , by James D. Bulloch (Thomas Yoseloff, 1959).
The Union had failed to prevent the construction of Rebel steam raiders in England. Now the U.S. consul in Liverpool detected a weapon capable of changing the course of the war. But could he prove it to the British?