Note: Book lists at beginning many illustrations with page numbers. However, there are no illustrations on noted page or at all. They have not been removed - they were never put in book.
There are a few scattered illustrations but are not in synch with that listed at front of book. Book is in Very Good Condition. A touch of sunning on the spine. Corners are bumped and cloth wear negligible.FEP has owner's name in ink. Occasionally pencil notes in margin - less than a handful. Book is a little shaken. Frank Marion Bennett published this book at least 35 years after the Civil War ended. He was just a toddler when the war broke out. He was a Navy man and wrote extensively on naval related matters and history. At this point in history, 1900, I'm not sure what had been written about the Monitor and the Navy but Bennett took up the task with great confidence and knowledge- to give it a good go and what we have here before us is a great book folks.
Bennett divides the book into five chapters: Origin and Progress of Steam Navigation, Building and Battle of the Ironclads, Some Naval Events of the Civil War, Evolution of the Battleship, Principal Acts of the Navy with the War with Spain. The Civil War transformed the Navy both technically and institutionally. Bennett lays out the details in a very concise and detailed fashion.
Big transformations such as what happened to the Navy leading up to, during the Civil War and after, are always relevant. This is as important as the railways and aviation.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "tresbonnesales" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.