Friday, May 4, 2007

Ironclad Down: USS Merrimack-CSS Virginia from Design to Destruction

by Carl D. Park

From the publisher
The result of more than fifteen years of research, Ironclad Down is a treasure trove of detailed information about one of history s most famous vessels. Describing the fascinating people--Stephen Russell Mallory, John Mercer Brooke, John Luke Porter, et al.--who conceived, designed and built one of the world's first ironclads as well as describing the ship itself, Carl Park offers both the most thoroughly detailed, in-depth analysis to date of the actual architecture of the Virginia and a fascinating, colorful chapter of Civil War history.

About the Author
After serving in the army, CARL D. PARK studied design at the Layton School of Art and majored in fine art at Lake Forrest College. He has worked as an art director and an exhibit designer and builder. Park has written and illustrated numerous articles for Fine Scale Modeler magazine.