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Duel Between the First Ironclads

Duel Between the First Ironclads

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by William C. Davis
     
 

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Using letters, diaries, and memoirs of men who lived through the epic battle of the 'Monitor' and the 'Merrimack' and of those who witnessed it from afar, William C. Davis documents and analyzes this famous confrontation of the first two modern warships.

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Using letters, diaries, and memoirs of men who lived through the epic battle of the 'Monitor' and the 'Merrimack' and of those who witnessed it from afar, William C. Davis documents and analyzes this famous confrontation of the first two modern warships.

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Presents the history of the building of the Monitor, combining the very latest in naval invention and technology, and the Virginia, formerly the Merrimack, which showed what ingenuity could do to correct for poor resources. Months of feverish activity of North and South culminated in a few hours of intense combat in March 1862. The author affords a step inside the turret in an account spiced with human-interest stories of men fighting a new kind of war. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807108680
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1981
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
1,019,288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

William C. Davis is the editor of Civil War Times Illustrated and the author of Breckinridge: Statesman, Soldier, Symbol ; The Battle of New Market; Battle at Bull Run; and The Orphan Brigade.

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