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Iron Dawn电子书

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作       者:Richard Snow

出  版  社:Scribner

出版时间:2016-11-01

字       数:59.0万

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From acclaimed popular historian Richard Snow, who “writes with verve and a keen eye” (The New York Times Book Review), the thrilling story of the naval battle that not only changed the Civil War but the future of all sea power. No single sea battle has had more far-reaching consequences than the one fought in the harbor at Hampton Roads, Virginia, in March 1862. The Confederacy, with no fleet of its own, built an iron fort containing ten heavy guns on the hull of a captured Union frigate named the Merrimack. The North got word of the project when it was already well along, and, in desperation, commissioned an eccentric inventor named John Ericsson to build the Monitor, an entirely revolutionary iron warship—at the time, the single most complicated machine ever made. Abraham Lincoln himself was closely involved with the ship’s design. Rushed through to completion in just 100 days, it mounted only two guns, but they were housed in a shot-proof revolving turret. The ship hurried south from Brooklyn (and nearly sank twice on the voyage), only to arrive to find the Merrimack had arrived blazing that morning, destroyed half the Union fleet, and would be back to finish the job the next day. When she returned, the Monitor was there. She fought the Merrimack to a standstill, and saved the Union cause. As soon as word of the battle spread, Great Britain—the foremost sea power of the day—ceased work on all wooden ships. A thousand-year-old tradition ended, and the path to the naval future opened. Richly illustrated with photos, maps, and engravings, Iron Dawn is the irresistible story of these incredible, intimidating war machines. Historian Richard Snow brings to vivid life the tensions of the time, explaining how wooden and ironclad ships worked, maneuvered, battled, and sank. This full account of the Merrimack and Monitor has never been told in such immediate, compelling detail.
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Cover

Dedication

Epigraph

Chapter 1: Terrible Havoc: March 1862

Chapter 2: Augury

Chapter 3: Disgrace

Chapter 4: The First Necessity

Chapter 5: Old Father Neptune

Chapter 6: The Once and Future "Merrimack"

Chapter 7: Guns

Chapter 8: The Power of Alliteration

Chapter 9: The Entrepreneur

Chapter 10: The Inventor

Chapter 11: The Peacemaker

Chapter 12: Perfect Protection

Chapter 13: Something in It

Chapter 14: No Battle, No Money

Chapter 15: The Tardy Patriot

Chapter 16: Trial Run

Chapter 17: The Prisoner Takes Command

Chapter 18: Paymaster Keeler Comes East

Chapter 19: Like a Duck

Chapter 20: A Visit to Lincoln

Chapter 21: March 8: Iron Against Wood

Chapter 22: Frightful News

Chapter 23: The Short, Bad Voyage

Chapter 24: March 9: Iron Against Iron

Chapter 25: Victors

Chapter 26: Echoes

Chapter 27: Hawthorne Visits the Future

s Turn

Chapter 29: Lincoln in the Field

Chapter 30: Not the Way to Richmond

Chapter 31: Doldrums

Chapter 32: Hatteras

Chapter 33: Landfall

Photographs

A Note on Sources, and Acknowledgments

About the Author

Bibliography

Index

Copyright

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