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Iron Coffin: War, Technology, and Experience aboard the USS Monitor (Johns Hopkins Introductory Studies in the History of Technology) Paperback – January 17, 2012
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Mindell takes us back in time so we become 'witnesses' to the events surrounding the Union Navy's most famous ironclad.(Pirates and Privateers)
The excellence of this volume confirms its continuing usefulness... Iron Coffin is a veritable gem of a book.(John F.M. McDermott IEEE Technology and Society Magazine)
Mindell’s research is impeccable and supports his argument with considerable authority from contemporary sources as well as his own experiences after the partial recovery of the Monitor’s components. The book, as with its earlier incarnation, is an important bridge between operational military history and the human side to science and technology.(Gregory Stern H-War, H-Net Reviews)
Midell conveys life aboard the Monitor with realism and honesty.(Robert C. Stewart Industrial Archaeology)
An original and stimulating study that raises serious questions about relations between warriors and their death-dealing machinery.(War, Literature, and the Arts)
Well researched and wide in its scope, this work raises issues that transcend the Civil War and resonate in our own time.(American Historical Review)
This book offers important new insights into the Monitor as a national icon, the ironclad's association with the modern U.S. Navy, and the evolving role of innovation and heroism in twenty-first-century warfare.(Virginia Magazine of History and Biography)
Mindell provides an intriguing and richly textured analysis that makes effective use of contemporary diaries and other reports. These accounts help Mindell convey the flavor of life aboard the Monitor with candor and insight.(Journal of Southern History)
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Holy crap thesis paper! It's great that there's a story about the Monitors but there is a lot of technical wordsmithing that does not lead to good reading.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
You can smell the gunpowder and coal smoke, feel the cramped and heated space and the Monitor comes alive. Come aboard!Published on February 25, 2014 by gus gallegos