Reign of Iron

Reign of Iron

The Story of the First Battling Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack

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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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The acclaimed author of the Brethren of the Coast trilogy revisits one of the great American naval battles and a turning point in our history -- the first major work on the subject in thirty-five years. . .

The first ironclad ships to fight each other, the Monitor and the Virginia (Merrimack), were the unique products of American design genius and ingenuity, North and South. In one afternoon, in a battle that lasted four hours, they ended the three-thousand-year tradition of wooden men-of-war and ushered in, as Admiral John A. Dahlgren called it, "the reign of iron."

In this absorbing history, novelist, historian, and tall-ship sailor James L. Nelson, through in-depth research and a storyteller's voice, brilliantly recounts the story of these magnificent ships, the men who built and fought them, and the extraordinary battle that made them legend.



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& Taylor

The author of the Brethren of the Coast trilogy documents 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 while citing the contributions of key individuals. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060524036
0060524030
Branch Call Number: 973.75 NEL
973.75 NEL
Characteristics: xvi, 368 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm

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