Examines the construction, battles, and technological and historical impact of the Civil War battleships, the Monitor and the Merrimac.
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Gr. 5-7. Setting the stage with the burning of the tall ship Merrimack, whose hull would soon form the base of the Confederacy's first ironclad vessel (renamed Virginia), Carter tells the dramatic story of the race to build the new ships during the Civil War. He chronicles the triumphs and misfortunes of the Virginia and the North's ship, the Monitor, and their influence on the course of the war. Limited in scope but full of dramatic incidents, the topic lends itself to the First Book format, and the book is one of the series' best. Carter brings events to life with clear explanations, lively details, and the remarks of those on board the clumsy vessels in the heat of battle. The illustrations, some in color and others in black and white, include reproductions of photographs, engravings, and paintings as well as maps. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Franklin Watts, 1993. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0531200914
Book Description Franklin Watts, 1993. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110531200914