Tin Can on a Shingle: The Story of the Monitor and the Merrimac, by William Chapman White and Ruth White, hardcover (good condition)


A review of the career of the U.S. Ironclad Monitor, which was built in 152 days and lived only 11 months, turns the spotlight on a small but important section of the Civil War and brings to life the controversy, people and events of that time. The panic that swept the North when word came through of the refitting as an ironclad, the harried, hurried preparations for building the Monitor, the doubts about the ""iron shroud"" on her launching and Ericcson's firm faith in her, the corrections that had to be made before she steamed south and her problems in a heavy sea -- these are the opening for the engagement at Hampton Roads.  This retelling keeps an eye on the full values both of men and ships with warm observation.

Tin Can on a Shingle: The Story of the Monitor and the Merrimac

SKU: 2-016


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