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The Monitor Chronicles: One Sailor's Account. Today's Campaign to Recover the Civil War Wreck

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To mark the ongoing recovery efforts on the 138-year-old wreck of the U.S.S. Monitor, The Mariners' Museum presents a lavishly illustrated commemorative volume of the renowned ship's past and present. 100+ photos & illustrations, many in color.
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published July 3rd 2000 by Simon & Schuster (first published June 26th 2000)
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Virgil
Jul 22, 2008 Virgil rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: History and military enthusiasts, Civil War buffs
The Monitor Chronicles tells the operational history of the revolutionary ironclad from the preserved letters of a crew member, George Geer, to his wife. It's a fascinating glimpse into the operation of an entirely new type of warship, and the challenges its crew faced in adapting to the new technology.

The structure of the book is a good balance between the letters (happily included in full and in chronological order) and commentary explaining the context behind them. Most of the letters are fu
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