Delaney, Norman C. 1932–

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Delaney, Norman C. 1932–

(Norman Conrad Delaney)


Born April 13, 1932, in Rockport, MA; son of William Lyman and Ardell Delaney; married Linda Barnett, July 29, 1966; children: Norman Christopher, Stephen Conrad. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Salem State Teachers College (now Salem State College), B.S. Ed., 1955; Boston University, A.M., 1956; Duke University, Ph.D., 1967.


Home—Corpus Christi, TX. E-mail—[email protected].


Bridgewater State Teachers College (now Bridgewater State College), Bridgewater, MA, instructor in history, 1959-62; U.S. Peace Corps, Washington, DC, history teacher at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 1962-64; University of Houston, Houston, TX, instructor in history, 1966-67; Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX, assistant professor, 1967-71, associate professor, 1971-74, professor of history, 1974-2006, Piper Professor, 1996.


Mrs. Simon Baruch University Award, United Daughters of the Confederacy, for John McIntosh Kell of the Raider Alabama, 1970; local teaching awards.


John McIntosh Kell of the Raider Alabama, University of Alabama Press (University, AL), 1973.

(Coeditor) Historical Times Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War, Harper & Row (New York, NY), 1986.

Ghost Ship: The Confederate Raider Alabama, Southfarm Press (Middletown, CT), 1989.

An Oral History of the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi during World War II, Legacy Resource Management Program, U.S. Department of Defense (Washington, DC), 1995.

(Coauthor) Raiders and Blockaders: The American Civil War Afloat, Brassey's (Dulles, VA), 1998.

Contributor to scholarly journals and other magazines, including Civil War Times and American Heritage.


Norman C. Delaney told CA: "I write about military history, especially the American Civil War, because I'm always looking for new information to share with others who share my interest. The late Civil War historian Bell Wiley had a significant impact on my research and writing, and James M. McPherson is my current role model."

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