The epic battle, calamitous loss, and historic recovery of the USS Monitor.
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. But 140 years later, after a 50 year search and recovery mission, its ponderous iron turret re-emerged, dripping, from a rusting grave, returning priceless bits of history. In Ironclad, journalist Paul Clancy weaves three great sea adventures into a single mesmerising tale of the life, death, and recovery of a ship that changed history. Naval heroism, the cold heart of battle, a killing storm, deep-water salvage, flesh and blood history Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Ironclad has it all. HB