Iron Thunder

Iron Thunder

The Battle Between the Monitor & the Merrimac : A Civil War Novel

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Book - 2007
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After his father is killed, 13-year-old Tom Carroll takes a job at a Brooklyn ironworks. Tom learns that the men are building a ship from iron to be used by the Union Army against the Confederate ironclad called the Merrimac. Illustrated with period photos, drawings, and maps.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2007.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781423104469
1423104463
9781423105183
Branch Call Number: j F AVI
Characteristics: 203 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mordan, C. B.

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Blue_Cat_545 Feb 29, 2012

Good book. The End.

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elloyd74
Aug 27, 2009

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book, one of the best I read all summer. Good story, fascinating historical detail from the p.o.v. of a boy who works on the ironclad battleship The Monitor--from its earliest days in construction (when it was the laughingstock of most, who thought it would never float) right up to the famous battle with the Merrimac. Definitely one I'll highly recommend to kids looking for riveting historical fiction.

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whiteshadow13 Apr 04, 2012

Tom's job as an assistant to Captain John Ericsson, the inventor of the Monitor, makes him a target of Confederate spies.

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