Iron Thunder: the Battle Between the Monitor and the Merrimac
Year Reviewed:: 2008
Review: First book in Avi's I Witness series. Thirteen-year-old Tom Carroll becomes his family's breadwinner when his father is killed soon after the start of the Civil War. To earn money, Tom is hired to work at the iron works in Greenpoint where inventor John Ericsson is in a race against time to build the first iron clad ship that will do battle with the Confederate iron clad, the Merrimac. Based loosely on historical events.