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Monitor: The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History

by deKay, James Tertius
Publisher: Ballantine
Issue: Winter 2000
ISBN: 0345426355

This work, now in softcover, uses anecdotes and dramatic descriptions to trace the 20-year struggle of the brilliant yet arrogant designer John Ericsson to realize his vision of a new kind of naval warfare, which culminated in the Monitor.

review of Monitor: The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History, by deKay, James Tertius, Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2000).