New: Unlike Anything That Ever Floated: The Monitor and Virginia and the Battle Hampton Roads, March 8-9, 1862
Hughes’s blow-by-blow account…can be considered among the finest short-form narrative treatments of those events. (Civil War Books and Authors)
- Puts the first Ironclad confrontation under a microscope.
- Brings this oft-told story alive with the skill of an experienced spinner of sea-yarns.
- Copious first-hand accounts supported by 153 carefully selected images.
- The whole gives substance and flair to an exciting tale of American ingenuity.
- Captured in written word a documentary that compares most favorably to the video works of Ken Burns.
- Brings the reader into the thick of the action.
- An amazing amount of information.
- Much more thorough than I expected from a popular history.
- Not just a narrative of a battle but an extensive look at this era.
- Deserves a place on the bookshelf of any student of naval, Civil War, or American history.