I just received in the mail a copy of the new book The Sea King: The Life of James Iredell Waddell by Gary McKay. Dr. McKay wrote to me last year after seeing my blog, and told me of the project he was working on. Last week I received an email from him informing me that the book had been published and that I would be receiving a copy. Hearty thanks to Dr. McKay for my autographed copy of the first full-length biography of one of the Confederacy's most successful raiders! The book is so new in fact, that I could not find it on the publsher's web page (even though it's already on Amazon). I look forward to diving into this book as soon as I finish my review on James Bulloch and the construction of the CSS Alabama.