Using blue and gray, Nathan Hale (author) uses Nathan Hale, spy to tell the story of the Monitor and the Merrimack and the great naval battle of the American Civil War. From the abandonment of the Merrimack at the Norfolk shipyards after unsuccessfully burning and sinking her, to the creation of a new naval vessel, and ironclad invented by John Ericsson, the naval battles of the American Civil War, Nathan Hale tells the story of the development of an American Navy and its role in the American Civil War. Filled with action (almost nonstop) and explosions and war, this book is sure to capture the attention of many readers who hopefully, will further explore the time period. Bibliography.
118 pages Ages 8-12
Caution: swearing implied.
Recommended by: Alice Cyphers, Librarian, Pennsylvania USA
Nathan Hale; American Civil War; Abraham Lincoln; William Barker Cushing; Gideon Welles; navy; naval warfare; ships; ironclad ships; naval battles; blockade; John Ericsson; inventions; U.S.S. Monitor; Norfolk, Virginia; Stephen Russell Mallory; John Lorimer Worden; Gustavus Fox; Winfield Scott; Catesby ap Roger Jones; Franklin Buchanan; C.S.S. Virginia; blockade runners; naval academy; shipyards; Virginia; Chesapeake Bay; Hampton Roads, Virginia)