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War, Technology, and Experience Aboard the USS "Monitor"

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In a familiar story, the USS "Monitor" battled the CSS "Virginia" (the armored and refitted USS "Merrimack") at Hampton Roads in March of 1862. In "War, Technology, and Experience aboard the USS "Monitor, David A. Mindell adds a new perspective to the story as he explores how mariners--fighting "blindly" below the waterline--lived and coped with the metal monster they called the "iron coffin." Mindell shows how the iron warship emerged as an idea and became practicable, how building it drew upon and forced changes in ...

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