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Reign of iron : the story of the first battling ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack

Author: James L Nelson
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the events of the American Civil War naval battle between the nation's first non-wooden ships, documenting how breakthroughs in ironclad innovations contributed to the outcome of the conflict and discussing key individuals.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Nelson
ISBN: 0060524030 9780060524036
OCLC Number: 53443015
Description: xvi, 368 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 Sink Before Surrender 5 --
2 Sea Trials of the Monitor 19 --
3 Birth of the Ironclads 31 --
4 Pawnee Steams South 41 --
5 Panic 51 --
6 The Fall of Norfolk 60 --
7 The Confederate States Navy 69 --
8 A Chieftain Without a Clan 75 --
9 An Ironclad for the North 83 --
10 An Ironclad for the South 91 --
11 "Three Skilful Naval Officers" 98 --
12 Merrimack Redux 107 --
13 John Ericsson 114 --
14 The Princeton 120 --
15 "Another Ericsson Failure" 127 --
16 "She Will Be Your Coffin" 137 --
17 "An Iron-Clad, Shot-Proof Steam Battery ..." 144 --
18 Hard Terms 152 --
19 Many Vexatious Delays 159 --
20 The Ericsson Battery 165 --
21 "Do You Really Think She Will Float?" 175 --
22 Monitor--Person or Device for Checking or Warning 183 --
23 "The Vessel Was Called ... Virginia." 192 --
24 John L. Worden 202 --
25 A Novelty in Naval Construction 210 --
26 Testing Her Capabilities 219 --
27 March 8 229 --
28 That Ship Must Be Burned 239 --
29 On the Crater of a Volcano 251 --
30 A Gleam of Lightning 259 --
31 "And Thus Commenced the Great Battle ..." 265 --
32 The First Fight of the Ironclads 274 --
33 The Reign of Iron 284 --
34 "Merely Drilling the Men at the Guns" 292 --
35 The Last Meeting 301 --
36 The End of the Progenitors 313 --
37 Cape Hatteras 321 --
Epilogue: The Old Jack Tar Feeling 336.
Responsibility: James L. Nelson.

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Traces the events of the American Civil War naval battle between the nation's first non-wooden ships, documenting how breakthroughs in ironclad innovations contributed to the outcome of the conflict and discussing key individuals.

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