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by Mariners' Museum,William Marvel,William C. Davis

  • ISBN: 0684869977
  • Category: History
  • Author: Mariners' Museum,William Marvel,William C. Davis
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (July 3, 2000)
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • FB2 size: 1140 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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Dust jacket is unclipped, tiny repaired tear in verso on back flap and light crease (barely perceptible) on back cover - now under mylar wrap. Marking the ongoing efforts to recover the wreck of the USS Monitor, The Maritime Museum presents a lavishly illustrated commemorative volume of the renowned Civil War ironclad's past and present GIFT quality. Some of our books are discounted. We have also discounted all of our listings under TECHNOLOGY at 20%.

Historical text largely based on and including Civil War letters written by George Geer. Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-266) and index. I ask only once a year: please help the Internet Archive today.

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Published by Simon & Schuster. 1st USA. 2000 Today's Campaign to Recover the Civil War Wreck. Bumping to top and tail of spine. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper. Today's Campaign to Recover the Civil War Wreck. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Wrapper is price-cut with some light browning. ISBN: 0684869977 Stock no. 2111465.

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Duel between the first ironclads.

The ship’s history is told through the letters of George Geer, a first-class fireman who served on the Monitor from nearly its first day to its last.

The Monitor Chronicles by Mariners' Museum, July 3, 2000, Simon . Together, let's build an Open Library for the World. Published July 3, 2000 by Simon & Schuster.

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An account of ongoing efforts to recover the nineteenth-century wreck of the USS Monitor features more than one hundred photographs, paintings, and technical plans, as well as never before published letters from a common Civil War sailor who served aboard the famous battleship.
Reviews about The Monitor Chronicles : One Sailor's Account : Today's Campaign to Recover the Civil War Wreck (5):
Rleyistr
I was extremely gratified by William Marvel's fine treatment of U.S. Civil War Navy sailor George S. Greer's career aboard the almost legendary, pioneering iron-clad gunboat U.S.S. Monitor. The history of that remarkable vessel is fascinating, but is equaled by the saga of a loving, caring husband and father, who had to go to great lengths to provide for his family ashore (and often far away, for long periods, like most sailors) on barely adequate pay and keep, under war-time conditions, not to mention the perils of life aboard a revolutionary, unproved naval weapons system. The story is sketched out by Greer's letters to and from his wife Martha, and the privations of life serving in a Navy most sailors in our modern Navy would find absolutely appalling. I found this insight into the daily grind of service in a Civil War era warship fascinating, and the strength of Greer's resolve to carry out his duties working a new, complicated, experimental, and dangerous weapons system won my highest admiration for his, his shipmates', and his family's character and resolve under such extraordinary circumstances.
It is impossible for me to provide adequate words to describe fully the value of this fine historical work in this limited venue. I urge any and all students of naval warfare, and those especially interested in the human aspects of Navy family life, to read, enjoy, and ponder the insights provided by the letters of George Greer and his wife Martha, and the weaving of family events into the mesh of the US Navy, the Civil War, and the perils of developing revolutionary ideas in modern warfare.
Adrietius
This book puts you there in one of the most historic moments in history. It's amazing that they are trying to salvage such a rare artifact of war. The book was used but arrived ahead of schedule and is in very good condition.
Uthergo
The biggest disappointment is that Greer does not write about the most interesting parts of the Monitor's history: the trip down to Hampton Roads and the battle with the Virginia. He mostly writes about his shipboard life and details his illnesses and money making schemes done to augment his pay which was not paid out to him in full thus causing financial hardship at home. Mostly of interest for its insights into a sailor's life, less so for info on the Monitor. It's a decent book to supplement other info on the Monitor but not the book to get if you get only one.
Mr.jeka
I just bought the book up in Waverly, NY and the story fascinates me.But the bottom line is that had the Virginia ignored the Monitor and just sank all the ships the interpretation of the event would have been different. The fact that the Monitor arrived on the scene is amazing and those who made it happen were amazing. But as it was the Virginia got into a pissing contest with Monitor and did not stay on task. Hell, at the point blank ranges the were at the could have thrown bottles of flammable liquids at each other and made the armor not the main issue.
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The Mariner's Museum has done a commendable job in putting together such an attractive collection of letters from Monitor sailor George Geer to his wife. Through his eyes, we see a more human perspective on the Civil War and the famous battle between the Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia than is available through most other sources. However, at times this perspective is altogether too human, as Geer devotes page after page of his letters to more mundane esoterica such as selling merchandise to his fellow crew members. The Mariner's Museum also used the needlessly repetitive and districting format style of putting some of the very same passages from Geer's letters in text, in bold, oversize text, and/or in actual illustrations of Geer's letters -- as a result, the reader constantly finds himself/herself reading duplicate passages. I also felt a little short-changed by the brevity of the discussion on the current state of the Monitor wreck and the plans for its future recovery and conservation. A few more illustrations of the wreck itself, and a few less of Geer's letters, would have been welcome. Other than these quibbles, it was a very enjoyable and informative look at a revolutionary ship through the eyes of someone who was there when history was made at Hampton Roads.

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