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The Resource Iron dawn : the Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War sea battle that changed history, Richard Snow

Iron dawn : the Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War sea battle that changed history, Richard Snow

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Iron dawn : the Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War sea battle that changed history
Title
Iron dawn
Title remainder
the Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War sea battle that changed history
Statement of responsibility
Richard Snow
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Language
eng
Summary
From acclaimed popular historian Richard Snow, the thrilling story of the naval battle that not only changed the course of the Civil War but the future of all sea power. No single sea battle has triggered more far-reaching consequences than the one fought in the harbor at Hampton Roads, Virginia, in March 1862. The Confederacy, with no fleet of its own, built a sloped iron fort containing ten heavy guns on the hull of a captured Union frigate named the Merrimack. The North got word of the project when it was already well along, and, in desperation, secretly commissioned an eccentric inventor named John Ericsson to build the Monitor, a revolutionary iron warship--at the time, the single most complicated machine ever made. Abraham Lincoln himself was closely involved with the ship's design. Rushed through to completion in just one hundred days, it mounted two lethal guns housed in a shot-proof revolving turret. The new warship hurried south from Brooklyn (and nearly sank twice on the voyage), only to find the Merrimack had smokily destroyed half the Union fleet that morning and would be back to finish the job the next day. When she returned, the Monitor was there. She fought the Merrimack to a thunderous, blazing standstill and saved the Union cause. As soon as word of the clamorous battle spread, Great Britain--the foremost sea power of the day--ceased construction of all wooden warships. A thousand-year-old tradition ended, and the path to the naval future opened.--From dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.7/31
  • 973.7/52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E473.2
LC item number
.S67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Iron dawn : the Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War sea battle that changed history, Richard Snow
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Terrible havoc: March, 1862 -- Augury -- Disgrace -- The first necessity -- Old Father Neptune -- The once and future Merrimack -- Guns -- The power of alliteration -- The entrepreneur -- The inventor -- The peacemaker -- Perfect protection -- Something in it -- No battle, no money -- The tardy patriot -- Trial run -- The prisoner takes command -- Paymaster Keeler comes east -- Like a duck -- A visit to Lincoln -- March 8: iron against wood -- Frightful news -- The short, bad voyage -- March 9: iron against iron -- Victors -- Echoes -- Hawthorne visits the future -- Tatnall's turn -- Lincoln in the field -- Not the way to Richmond -- Doldrums -- Hatteras -- Landfall
Control code
ocn939911274
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 395 pages
Isbn
9781476794181
Lccn
2016006965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)939911274
  • (Sirsi) a1949409
Label
Iron dawn : the Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War sea battle that changed history, Richard Snow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Terrible havoc: March, 1862 -- Augury -- Disgrace -- The first necessity -- Old Father Neptune -- The once and future Merrimack -- Guns -- The power of alliteration -- The entrepreneur -- The inventor -- The peacemaker -- Perfect protection -- Something in it -- No battle, no money -- The tardy patriot -- Trial run -- The prisoner takes command -- Paymaster Keeler comes east -- Like a duck -- A visit to Lincoln -- March 8: iron against wood -- Frightful news -- The short, bad voyage -- March 9: iron against iron -- Victors -- Echoes -- Hawthorne visits the future -- Tatnall's turn -- Lincoln in the field -- Not the way to Richmond -- Doldrums -- Hatteras -- Landfall
Control code
ocn939911274
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 395 pages
Isbn
9781476794181
Lccn
2016006965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)939911274
  • (Sirsi) a1949409

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