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Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles That Shaped American History

by Symonds, Craig L.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Retail Price: $30.00, hardcover
Issue: Fall 2005
ISBN: 0195171454

Symonds tracks American naval development with five major turning points in naval warfare from the War of 1812 to the Persian Gulf War. Part Two of this book focuses on the battle of Hampton Roads, March 8-9, 1862, which featured the first encounter of two armored warships and signaled the dawn of machine warfare.

review of Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles That Shaped American History, by Symonds, Craig L., Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2005).