Monitor: The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History

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G.K. Hall, May 1, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 226 pages
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A lively popular history . . . his vivid rendering of the tough decisions faced by men at the front of innovation makes the greatest impression. -- "Publishers Weekly"
On March 9, 1862, an epic battle was fought. It was one that not only affected the course of the Civil War but one that changed the face of naval warfare forever. It was on that fateful day that two ironclads met for the first time -- the Monitor and the Merrimac. And here is the fascinating saga of the events that led up to the battle and the people who made it happen.

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User Review  - bohannon - LibraryThing

Excellent little book about the development of Monitor and the Merrimac. While much of their actual encounter is well-known, those events serve as the exciting capstone to the lively tale of how the ... Read full review

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User Review  - zenitsky - LibraryThing

This was a gem of a small book. Within its 228 pages James deKay tells the incredible story of the Monitor's creation, construction and fateful encounter with the once formidable US Naval warship, the ... Read full review

Contents

Hampton Roads Virginia
9
Toward a SubAquatic System of Naval Warfare
14
The Loss of the Merrimac
38
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James Tertius deKay is also the author of "Monitor: " "The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History" and "Chronicles of the Frigate Macedonian." He lives in Stonington, Connecticut.

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