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Reign of Iron: The Story of the First Battling Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack

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At the outbreak of the Civil War, North and South quickly saw the need to develop the latest technology in naval warfare, the ironclad ship. After a year-long scramble to finish first, in a race filled with intrigue and second guessing, blundering and genius, the two ships — the Monitor and the Merrimack — after a four-hour battle, ended the three-thousand-year tradition of wooden men-of-war and ushered in "the reign of iron."

In the first major work on the subject in thirty-five years, novelist, historian, and tall-ship sailor James L. Nelson, acclaimed author of the Brethren of the Coast trilogy, 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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The acclaimed author of the Brethren of the Coast Trilogy revisits one of the great American naval battles and a turning point in American history--the first work on the subject in 35 years.

About the Author

James L. Nelson has served as a seaman, rigger, boatswain, and officer on a number of sailing vessels. He is the author of By Force of Arms, The Maddest Idea, The Continental Risque, Lords of the Ocean, and All the Brave Fellows -- the five books of his Revolution at Sea Saga. — as well as The Guardship: Book One of the Brethren of the Coast. He lives with his wife and children in Harpswell, Maine.

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ISBN:
9780060524043
Author:
Nelson, James L.
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by James L Nelson
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Hampton Roads, Battle of, Va., 1862
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
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Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.54x4.92x.98 in. .74 lbs.

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