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I requested this book as I am an avid reader of american history and the civil war. I also have never read a detailed history of the development and battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack. This is the first book by Richard Snow that I have read.
This is a well written and researched book on the subject. The author’s writing style lifts it from a dry read of historical facts to an engaging narrative of the events leading to the development of the first “ironclads” in the United States, their battle and the aftermath. While a very enjoyable book, it may be too detailed for the casual reader.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone who has a deep interest in the american civil war.