Documents the dramatic history of Civil War ironclads and reveals how warships like the Monitor and Virginia revolutionized naval warfare. Author John V. Quarstein, an award-winning historian, director of the Virginia War Museum and a historical consultant to the Monitor Center at the Mariner's Museum, calls upon a breadth of archival resources top resent a comprenhensive account that explores in depth the impact of ironclads during the Civil War and their colossal effect on naval history. By John V. Quarstein. Paperback, 284 pages.
by Edwin C Bearss. In Hardluck Ironclad, Edwin Bearss tells how he and two other Civil War historians discovered the Cairo almost a century after it was sunk - still intact at the bottom of the Yazoo, her big guns loaded and ready to fire. Much of the gear aboard just as it was that December morning when the crew abandoned her - and how, almost miraculously, she was later salvaged and restored. 180 pps. Paperback
Edited by Herb M. Schiller. The Confederacy led the way in developing torpedoes, a term that in the nineteenth century referred to contact mines floating on or just below the water's surface. With this book, these valuable weapons become available for the first time. A detailed accounting of the vessels sunk or damaged by Confederate torpedoes complete this significant compilation. Paperback 193pps
Capital Navy: The Men, Ships and Operations of the James River Squadron, by John Coski. The first book to examine the importance of Confederate naval operations on the James River, and their significant impact on the war in Virginia. This exciting and groundbreaking original study, complete with dozens of photos and detailed drawings of all four James River ironclads, is a must for every naval enthusiast. (344 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)