Ironclad: The Epic Battle, Calamitous Loss and Historic Recovery of the USS Monitor

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Koehler Books, Oct 1, 2011 - History - 340 pages
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The small, ungainly iron ship may have saved the union. Then in a vicious winter storm, it plunged into the depths of the Atlantic, seemingly lost forever. But 140 years later, after a 50-year search-and-recovery mission, its ponderous iron turret reemerged, dripping, from a rusting grave, returning priceless bits of history. In Ironclad, journalist Paul Clancy weaves three great sea adventures into a single mesmerizing tale of life and death. Naval heroism, the cold heart of battle, a killing storm, deep-water salvage, flesh-and-blood history-Ironclad has it all. "Paul Clancy's masterful investigation into the recovery of the Monitor is a thrilling re-creation, making for a satisfying story of men-and women-on the high seas." -Peter Nichols, author, A Voyage for Madmen and Evolution's Captain "Ironclad is solid history written in riveting, heart-pounding prose." -John B. Hightower, President & CEO, The Mariner's Museum "Ironclad is a fascinating glimpse into our nation's history-an engrossing story of heroism, human ingenuity, and intrigue wrapped in a great adventure." -Kevin F. McMurray, author, Deep Descent and Dark Descent "Get ready for two terrific true yarns-past and present-knitted into one masterfully told tale of a Civil War ironclad." -The Ensign Magazine
 

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Contents

COLD GREY MANTLE
MICHELANGELOS OF THE DEEP
SEND YOUR BOATS
YOUR CALL COMMANDER
PANORAMA OF HORROR
ALL STATIONS ALL STATIONS
INTO THE ABYSS
WE CANNOT FAIL

IF THE BUG AINT FLYING
DARK MONSTER
WHEN THINGS GO DOWN
SLUGFEST
ITS A MANS JOB MAAM
EVERLASTING IRON
LUCYS THE TURRET
ORDERS AT LAST
SELFEXILE AT FORTY FATHOMS
HOME AT LAST
SECRETS OF THE BONES
THEORIES
CREW AND OTHERS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
CHAPTER NOTES
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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