Monitor: The Story of the Revolutionary Ship and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History #2020

Monitor: The Story of the Revolutionary Ship and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History By James Tertius de Kay Monitor The Story of the Revolutionary Ship and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History On March an epic battle was fought that not only affected the course of the Civil War it forever changed the face of naval warfare A unique conjunction of technology and events brought the M
  • Title: Monitor: The Story of the Revolutionary Ship and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History
  • Author: James Tertius de Kay
  • ISBN: 9780802713308
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Monitor: The Story of the Revolutionary Ship and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History By James Tertius de Kay On March 9, 1862, an epic battle was fought that not only affected the course of the Civil War, it forever changed the face of naval warfare A unique conjunction of technology and events brought the Monitor and Merrimac together on that day in Hampton Roads in the first battle of ironclad ships However, they would never have met had it not been for the engineering geniusOn March 9, 1862, an epic battle was fought that not only affected the course of the Civil War, it forever changed the face of naval warfare A unique conjunction of technology and events brought the Monitor and Merrimac together on that day in Hampton Roads in the first battle of ironclad ships However, they would never have met had it not been for the engineering genius and determination of one man John Ericsson and for an extraordinary series of coincidences Monitor is the fascinating saga of the most famous ship in American history, of the Union it helped preserve and the revolution it wrought But it is in every way a human story Ericsson had had an idea for a mobile ironclad as far back as 1826, and waited 35 frustrating years for someone to commission his vision, for the costs were extraordinary In the summer of 1861, the time became right Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, desperate for an answer to the Merrimac, which the Confederates were armoring, turned to venture capitalist Cornelius Bushnell for advice Bushnell was led to Ericsson, recognized his genius, and used all his persuasive powers to gain Ericsson, whom the Navy mistrusted deeply, the chance to build his ship Her assembly at break neck speed, arrival in Hampton Roads, stand off with the Merrimac, and ultimate demise 8 months later are the stuff of legend Her impact was revolutionary filled with than 40 patentable inventions, the Monitor made every other navy on earth obsolete the moment she opened fire.
    Monitor: The Story of the Revolutionary Ship and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History By James Tertius de Kay
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    About "James Tertius de Kay"

    1. James Tertius de Kay

      James Tertius deKay is also the author of Monitor The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History and Chronicles of the Frigate Macedonian He lives in Stonington, Connecticut.

    584 thoughts on “Monitor: The Story of the Revolutionary Ship and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History”

    1. Well written, but not always factual The author tends to gloss over Monitor s and Ericsson s flaws and boost the good facts.On second thought, I would not recommend this book as a source of information for a paper or any other related assignment James Tertius de Kay is clearly doing than just looking on the bright side He s using sketchy facts and sources to boost Ericsson s reputation, as well as passing the blame for bad design from Ericsson to others I m not sure where he s getting all of hi [...]


    2. This is a good quick overview of the brief history of the Monitor, the battle with CSS Tennessee and the adoption of ironclad vessels in navies around the world You will find detail than what you could expect to find in comprehensive histories of the Civil War There are other histories that get into detail on the personalities and politics involved in the decisions to build the ship and on the contrasts between the US Navy and the Confederate Navy but this is a good introduction.


    3. My son borrowed this book to complete research for a term paper, and I got hooked The author shared so many interesting tidbits that aren t common knowledge about the Monitor and the Virginia, their captains, the battle, etc It was an enjoyable read


    4. A good read about the design and construction of this Union Civil War warship, and its battle with the Merrimac Virginia, but the author tends to make exaggerated claims for the originality of ship


    5. Deeply researched and well written story of the development of the ironclad, Monitor, and the engineer who designed her Many little know facts and interesting human information.



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