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Ironclad

Author: Paul Clancy
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1938467965
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The small, ungainly iron ship may have saved the union. Then in a vicious winter storm, it plunged into the depths of the Atlantic, seemingly lost forever. One hundred and forty years later, after a a search and recovery mission, its ponderous iron turret reemerged, dripping, from a rusting grave, returning priceless bits of history. In Ironclad, journalist Paul Clancy weaves three great sea adventures into a single mesmerizing tale of life and death. Naval heroism, the cold heart of battle, a killing storm, deep water salvage, flesh and blood history—Ironclad has it all.

Uss Monitor

Author: John D. Broadwater
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603444742
Size: 78.14 MB
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Lavish illustrations (photographs, site drawings, and artifact sketches) complement this informative and highly readable account. Naval warfare buffs, amateurs and professionals involved in maritime archaeology, and Civil War aficionados will be intrigued and informed by USS Monitor: A Historic Ship Completes Its Final Voyage.

A Pocket History Of The Civil War

Author: Martin Graham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849089108
Size: 50.32 MB
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Whether novice or buff, readers across the spectrum will find unique and entertaining bits of trivia, facts, and lore about key American Civil War battles and leaders in A Pocket History of the Civil War, a collection of the unusual from author Martin F.Graham. From the identification of key troop locations during seminal battles of the Civil War, to details about monuments, facts about Union and Confederate officers, readers will find myriad bits of fun and fascinating information in this unique collection. Quizzes peppered throughout the book allow readers to test their knowledge.

Iron From The Deep

Author: Robert E. Sheridan
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
ISBN:
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Comments from the secretary of the navy who spurred the building of the Monitor, the captain who engaged her, and the young lieutenant who survived the sinking add color to these historically significant events."

Hampton Roads Chronicles

Author: Paul Clancy
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 161423647X
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Just like the tide, history flows through every corner of Old Dominion's Hampton Roads region, and for decades it has been chronicled in the Virginian-Pilot's column, "Our Stories." These stories are now told by local historian and longtime columnist Paul Clancy, who offers up this unparalleled and uninhibited collection of articles and stunning historical images. Rediscover the history behind landmarks such as Fort Monroe, Sewell's Point and Cape Henry and take in the view from the vantage point of those who witnessed history being made before their eyes: stories about the hurricane of '33, the old fairgrounds on the bay, the trolleys that ran to Ocean View, the semipro baseball teams that battled for glory, the harrowing and courageous struggle for racial equality and the soldiers and sailors who went off to war. This is the real stuff of Hampton Roads history.

The Treason Of Mary Louvestre

Author: My Haley
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1938467183
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In 1862, Virginian slave Mary Louvestre risks certain death during the Civil War to smuggle the plans for modifications to the ironclad CSS Virginia to the Union. Written by the widow and collaborator of Roots author Alex Haley. Original.

Journey Through The Afterlife

Author: John H. Taylor
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674057500
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With contributions from leading scholars and detailed catalog entries that interpret the spells and painted scenes, this fascinating and important work affords a greater understanding of ancient Egyptian belief systems and poignantly reveals the hopes and fears about the world beyond death.

Still Water Bending

Author: Wendy Mitman Clarke
Publisher: Head to Wind Publishing
ISBN: 9781939632050
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In the river-born community of Ophelia, Virginia, on the Chesapeake Bay, there are three religions: The Water, The Family, and The Land. This trinity has bound and sustained a community of proud, independent people for generations. But in the face of dwindling fisheries, falling prices for the catch, and land speculation by outsiders, a way of life is dying. Jines Arley Evans, a third generation waterman, clings to what is left of his past. His wife and young son are long dead, his estranged daughter far away. The family land and its silent house, the workboat called Jenny Rae after his wife, and the rhythms, mysteries, and seasons of the water are all that remain of a life that long ago lost any real purpose. His daughter, Lily Rae Evans, fled her father, the family home, and Ophelia fourteen years ago. Bitterly angry at Jines for his emotional abandonment, Lily Rae lives in Portland, Maine, where she works as a journalist. Like her father, disaffection and silence are her allies; the past remains a vault in which any kind of future is locked. When Jines suffers a stroke while fishing, the trajectories of their isolation from each other and from the rest of the world abruptly change. As Jines¿s only surviving family member, Lily Rae is called home. Thrown together, they must come to terms with their isolation from each other and the rest of the world. They begin to find a common language in an unlikely place¿in a shed where Jines, now land-bound and needing Lily¿s help, begins to build a traditional deadrise skiff. As Jines¿s powerful life slowly recedes and contracts, Lily¿s expands as she becomes reacquainted with the place and people she had left behind, including Jamie Cockrell, her best childhood friend. Now a divorced father of a beautiful young daughter, he¿s yearning for what few other young men of Ophelia still want¿a chance to run his own boat and work on the water. Lily is falling in love, not only with Jamie and his daughter but with her home.

The White Man S Bible

Author: Ben Klassen
Publisher: Creativity Movement
ISBN: 9781682040317
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WHITE MAN'S BIBLE - by Ben Klassen, 1981 This is the sequel to Nature's Eternal Religion, and spells out in detail the Racial Religion of Creativity - and the program of building a sound mind in a sound body, in a sound society, in a sound environment. Contains information on the Creativity plan for "Salubrious Living," environmental protection, Articles for defense of the White Race, and much more.

Gunsmoke Over The Atlantic

Author: Jack Coombe
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307485730
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On April 12, 1861, the Civil War began when shots were fired on an unfinished fort in Charleston Harbor. From that thunderous opening salvo, the naval battles to control the Atlantic coast that followed–daring, savage, and often deadly–were not only crucial in determining the outcome of the war and the fate of a nation, but would change the face of naval warfare forever. GUNSMOKE OVER THE ATLANTIC Historian Jack D Coombe, author of the critically acclaimed Thunder Along the Mississippi and Gunfire Around the Gulf, combines brilliant research with a novelist’s flair for re-creation to put us directly into the action of the Civil War on river, on shore, and at sea. In this vivid account, we experience the soul-gnawing terror of a bombardment, the claustrophobic confines of a still-unproven submarine, and the smoke-choked chaos of a harbor in the grips of a full-bore naval engagement between two desperate enemies. Coombe focuses on the Civil War as it was fought along the Atlantic coast, a fierce contest of blockaders and blockade-runners, ironclads, wood-hulled battleships, land cannon, submarines, and the first underwater antiship weapons. For the North, the challenge was to implement a blockade over 3,500 miles of Confederate coastline, from Virginia to Texas. To do so, they would have to modernize an ineffective and outdated U.S. Navy fallen into incompetence and disrepair. For the South, the challenge was to create a fledgling navy from whatever meager resources were at hand. The Confederacy patched together a navy of river runners and converted battleships, turned cornfields into shipyards, and put the first ironclad battleship into action. And it was the South that introduced the new concept of underwater weaponry, sending spar torpedoes, mines, submarines–and a few incredibly brave men willing to deploy them–into battle against the North. Gunsmoke over the Atlantic chronicles the key engagements, from the Monitor and the Virginia dueling at Hampton Roads to the ill-fated campaign against Fort Fisher. Along the way, we meet a remarkable cast of naval strategists and warriors on both sides of the battle, witness the crucial, often deadly role played by the weather and the sea itself, and get a vivid view of such important events as the first amphibious landing in history, at Cape Hatteras in 1861. An important work for students of the Civil War and of naval history, this book fills in missing pieces of America’s most tragic war and shows why, when the guns finally fell silent, a new era had begun. Four years after the fall of Fort Sumter, a once divided country had the beginnings of the most powerful navy in the world. From the Hardcover edition.