Ironclads of the Civil War

Ironclads of the Civil War

by Frank R. Donovan
©1964, Item: 56026
Hardcover, 153 pages
Not in stock

The battle between the Confederate ship Merrimac and the Union's Monitor at Hampton Roads, Virginia, on March 9, 1862, introduced the age of the ironclads and ended the dominance of wooden warships forever. This fascinating book shares the behind-the-scenes drama of both the battle and the development of the ships that transformed naval warfare and changed the course of the Civil War.

This illustrated series on American History is a striking exception to the usual age group concept in publishing. Instead of bearing an "adult" or "juvenile" label, Adventures in History volumes are designed for any alert reader who wishes a clear and accurate introduction to the subject. Many are written by solid authors from the 1960s.

The approximately 150 page books contain a gallery of from-the-period pictures on the subject as good or better than most museum collections, and every volume is indexed and provides a list of suggested further reading. Most of them can be read online for free!

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