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Monitors: The Men, Machines, and Mystique

by Harlowe, Jerry
Publisher: Thomas Publications
Retail Price: $17.95
Issue: Fall 2001
ISBN: 1577470567

Cloaked in iron and mystery, "monitors" had a profound impact on the history of naval technology. The reader is introduced to the various classes of monitors in the Civil War navy, and the men behind their construction and navigation. The mystique of floating armor is developed through reference to bizarre events, such as John Wilkes Booth's autopsy aboard the U.S.S. Montauk.

review of Monitors: The Men, Machines, and Mystique, by Harlowe, Jerry, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2001).