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by William C. Davis


He is the author of Breckinridge: Statesman, Soldier, Symbol; The Battle of New Market; and Duel Between the First Ironclads.

He is the author of Breckinridge: Statesman, Soldier, Symbol; The Battle of New Market; and Duel Between the First Ironclads. His books on the Civil War have received critical and popular acclaim and were chosen by the Military Book Club, proving him to be one of the most noteworthy historians and Civil War experts today.

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This shows the first fight between ironclads. It can only be supposed that the title was forced on Mr. Davis by the publisher

This shows the first fight between ironclads. The previous day the . Virginia had sunk the Congress and Cumberland, two older ships of the Union Navy. She went back the next day to finish off the grounded Minnesota and open up Hampton Roads to Confederate shipping. Davis by the publisher. this is perhaps the best of all books on the historic fight between the Monitor and the Virginia, stirringly re-created and well annotated, and is a vital work for anyone wanting to know what really happened on the water in the Civil War. Highly recommended.

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Duel Between the First Ironclads: The Famous Civil War Battle at Sea Between the Union Ironclad Monitor and the Confederacy's Virginia, the Redesigned and Rebuilt . Merrimack (1975; 2nd ed. 1994). The Battle of New Market (1975, 2nd ed. 1993). Battle at Bull Run: A History of the First Major Campaign of the Civil War (1977, 2nd ed. 1995). The Orphan Brigade: The Kentucky Confederates Who Couldn’t Go Home (1980; 2nd ed.

William C. Davis is both a historian and a storyteller. Wiliam C. Davis chronicles the race to build the ironclads as well as the dramatic battle that ended unresolved

William C. Davis chronicles the race to build the ironclads as well as the dramatic battle that ended unresolved. All of the colorful charactors on both sides of the war are portrayed as both human and visionary, in their desperate gamble to wi. .More importantly, however, Mr. Davis places this battle into its proper context as a crucial turning point in military and naval history.

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The author did an excellent portrayal of the battle that ended in a stalemate, but it also brought about the importance of having a ship clad in iron as opposed to wood.

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Dianantrius
I reviewed "The Battle Of The Ironclads" by Quarstein and called it the best book that I'd read on the Monitor and Virginia/Merrimack. That was before reading this book. This book has more source material and, consequently, more detail and is a better text. "The Battle Of The Ironclads" has more contemporary illustrations so both books complement each other in some ways. Despite the additional source material there are strange omissions in Davis' book, for one he does not mention why the Navy Department disliked Erickson: "The Princeton" affair wherein a gun, not designed by Erickson, blew up killing some high govenment officials when tested on the Princeton, a ship designed by Erickson, and Erickson was blamed for the deaths. Davis also casually mentions that the Confederacy was working on an ironclad called the Richmond when the Confederates abandoned the Norfolk Boatyard. In fact, work was proceeding on both the Richmond and Virginia simultaneously and it is possible that the Virginia could have been completed earlier with more devastating affect on the Union fleet if all work had concentrated on her.
Davis' work is the more scholarly of the two with an index and list of references. Either one is a great read with much detail and the true student of the Battle or of the Civil War will want to read both.
Peles
Very well researched. Interesting story, that illuminates the character of the men involved as well as the nuts and bolts of the iron clads. The writing is a little stilted. Overall, an informative, enjoyable read.
Berenn
One of the very best books on this subject that I have read in a long time. Started reading and could hardly put it down. I like Davis, he is a good writer on Civil War.
Hiylchis
This shows the first fight between ironclads. The previous day the C.S.S. Virginia had sunk the Congress and Cumberland, two older ships of the Union Navy. She went back the next day to finish off the grounded Minnesota and open up Hampton Roads to Confederate shipping. However, from the shipyards of New York came the plucky U.S.S. Monitor, and she dueled with the C.S.S. Virginia for 3-4 hours. Both left the field of battle with slight casualties, but the Union design was much more robust. Due to the advance of Union Armies, the Confederates had to burn the C.S.S. Virginia when they evacuated their bases in Norfolk.

This is a nice short read about the duel between the two ironclads. It shows their construction, the epic battle, and their loss in respective times. I learned a lot about early warship construction, and the flow of the writing was good.
Delirium
"Duel Between the First Ironclads" is probably the best book I have read about the historic clash between the CSS Virginia (Merrimac) and the USS Monitor. It relates the fascinating tale of the development and fight between the two great ironclads and their meeting on March 9, 1862.
William C. Davis is both a historian and a storyteller. He expertly weaves memoir and journal accounts from actual participants to reveal a human side to what many would consider 'dry' history. That Monitor and Virginia were the first Ironclads to meet in battle is notable. But it is the men who commanded those ships, fired their guns and worked their engines who were behind it all. Davis expertly captures that and brings it to life. It is this mesh of human drama and military might that makes this book so valuable.
Then there's the fact that it is simply well written, well paced and just entertaining. While this subject has been covered before in countless books on Civil War Naval history and military, none I have seen has gone into this much depth, both for the human side and the historical background.
I really enjoyed this one. I think it's written well enough that I could suggest this book to just about anyone who has an interest in military history, or just likes a good story.
Inth
Not written in an overbearing manner, this book was easy to read start to finish. Lots of references were used when researching, I took copious notes when going through it a second time. I would recommend it to every fan of the Civil War navies and ironclads. Damage to both ships was documented, how well the cannons performed, these lead to the death knell of the wood hulled warship. I really enjoyed this book!
Gir
Wiliam C. Davis chronicles the race to build the ironclads as well as the dramatic battle that ended unresolved. All of the colorful charactors on both sides of the war are portrayed as both human and visionary, in their desperate gamble to win.. More importantly, however, Mr. Davis places this battle into its proper context as a crucial turning point in military and naval history. The chapter on the development of ironclad technology after the battle and war is the proper ending. For the first time, the true importance of this battle and the race to build the ironclads was brought home to me. Highly recommended.
This is a first class read! Gives the story behind a well known but seldom detailed turning point in the Civil War. Davis gives us the tension of the engineering/technology race, the danger of untested deployment of "secret" weapons, the devastation wrought by this deeply flawed but clearly superior innovation and its tipping point impact on the future of naval warfare. He gives us an understanding of the many personalities involved, including cameos by Lincoln, Stanton & Chase. Well researched and authoritative!
Duel between the first ironclads ebook
Author:
William C. Davis
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Publisher:
Doubleday; 2nd edition (1975)
Rating:
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