My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8
Type: Historical fiction
Number of pages: 192
Time period: Civil War
Main characters: Tom Carroll, Ericsson
Exciting events: The battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac! Is that exciting enough?
Passage from book: Yes, we often missed the Merrimac, but again and again we struck her dead-on. But though she kept losing her flag (and replacing it), and despite our close range barrage, she didn't retreat. Nor did we. And with neither ironclad retreating, the battle thundered on.
My overall opinion: Wow, way to get me interested in those two ships like never before! How much do you know about them? Unless you're an expert, this book is an enlightening one! Very interesting.