Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History

Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History

by Richard Snow

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476794198
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 375,421
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard Snow was born in New York City and he graduated with a B.A. from Columbia College. He worked at American Heritage magazine for nearly four decades and was its editor-in-chief for seventeen years. He is the author of several books, including two novels and a volume of poetry. Snow has served as a consultant for historical motion pictures—among them Glory—and has written for documentaries, including the Burns brothers’ Civil War, and Ric Burns’s PBS film Coney Island. Most recently, he served as a consultant on Ken Burns’s World War II series, The War.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Terrible Havoc: March 1862 1

Chapter 2 Augury 7

Chapter 3 Disgrace 15

Chapter 4 The First Necessity 27

Chapter 5 Old Father Neptune 35

Chapter 6 The Once and Future Merrimack 45

Chapter 7 Guns 61

Chapter 8 The Power of Alliteration 73

Chapter 9 The Entrepreneur 77

Chapter 10 The Inventor 85

Chapter 11 The Peacemaker 93

Chapter 12 Perfect Protection 103

Chapter 13 Something in It 109

Chapter 14 No Battle, No Money 129

Chapter 15 The Tardy Patriot 141

Chapter 16 Trial Run 149

Chapter 17 The Prisoner Takes Command 165

Chapter 18 Paymaster Keeler Comes East 175

Chapter 19 Like a Duck 183

Chapter 20 A Visit to Lincoln 195

Chapter 21 March 8: Iron Against Wood 201

Chapter 22 Frightful News 241

Chapter 23 The Short, Bad Voyage 247

Chapter 24 March 9: Iron Against Iron 265

Chapter 25 Victors 291

Chapter 26 Echoes 297

Chapter 27 Hawthorne Visits the Future 309

Chapter 28 Tattnall's Turn 317

Chapter 29 Lincoln in the Field 329

Chapter 30 Not the Way to Richmond 335

Chapter 31 Doldrums 343

Chapter 32 Hatteras 351

Chapter 33 Landfall 357

A Note on Sources, and Acknowledgments 363

Bibliography 369

Index 377

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