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Title:
Monitor : the story of the legendary Civil War Ironclad and the man whose invention changed the course of history
Author:
De Kay, James T.
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Edition:
First Ballantine edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Ballantine, 1999.

©1997
Physical Description:
vii, 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm
Language:
English
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Corporate Subject:
ISBN:
9780345426352
Format :
Book

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Central Library E595.M7 D45 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

The U.S.S. Monitor sealed the doom of the Confederacy and forever changed the face of naval warfare. In this book, a naval historian turns the invention and deployment of the indomitable ironclad into a superb human drama.


Table of Contents

Prologue: Hampton Roads, Virginiap. 1
1 Toward a "Sub-Aquatic System of Naval Warfare"p. 7
2 The Loss of the Merrimacp. 32
3 Iron Against Wood"p. 50
4 Enter Mr. Bushnellp. 60
5 An Aerial Interludep. 80
6 Contracts, Subcontracts and an Unwelcome Surprisep. 86
7 "Ericsson's Folly"p. 103
8 The Race for Hampton Roadsp. 116
9 The Voyage Southp. 138
10 The Virginia Attacksp. 150
11 The Reaction in Washingtonp. 173
12 The Battlep. 180
13 Aftermathp. 199
14 The End of the Monitorp. 208
Epilogue: Ghostsp. 222
Acknowledgments and Sourcesp. 229
Indexp. 239

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