In honor of the 148th anniversary of the engagement between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, here are ten books related to the Battle of Hampton Roads, specifically the duel between the two ironclads.
Campbell, R. Thomas and Alan B. Flanders. Confederate Phoenix: The CSS Virginia. Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 2001.
Clancy, Paul. Ironclad: The Epic Battle, Calamitous Loss, and Historic Recovery of the USS Monitor. Thomaston, ME: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2005.
Davis, William C. Duel Between the First Ironclads. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1981.
Field, Ron. Confederate Ironclad vs Union Ironclad: Hampton Roads 1862. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2008.
Hoehling, A.A. Thunder at Hampton Roads. New York: Da Capo Press, 1993.
Holzer, Harold and Tim Mulligan, eds. The Battle of Hampton Roads: New Perspectives on the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia. New York: Fordham University Press, 2006.
Konstam, Angus. Hampton Roads 1862: Clash of the Ironclads. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2004.
Mindell, David A. War, Technology, and Experience aboard the USS Monitor. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Quarstein, John V. C.S.S. Virginia: Mistress of Hampton Roads. H.E. Howard, 2000.
Symonds, Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.