Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #[2] - Big Bad Ironclad!
(2012)

Harry N. Abrams, 2012 Series
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Price
12.95 USD; 13.95 CAD; 7.99 GBP
Pages
136
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Amulet Books
Brand
Amulet Books
ISBN
978-1-4197-0395-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781419703959 51295
Editing
?
Color
Color covers and endsheets; black and white interior
Dimensions
5 3/4" w x 7 3/4" h
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Keywords
Civil War; history; navy

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cover / 1 page (report information)

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Nathan Hale
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typeset

Characters
William Cushing
Keywords
Civil War; ironclad; Merrimack; navy; Virginia

North America 1861 (Table of Contents: 1)

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non-fiction; history
Characters
Hangman
Keywords
Civil War; map; United States

Indexer Notes

Map of the United States, as divided by the Civil War. Kansas is erroneously shown as a Confederate state.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Big Bad Ironclad!
Characters
Gideon Welles [Father Neptune]; Stephen Mallory; hangman; Union sailors

Indexer Notes

Title page; front matter; dedication

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8.75 pages (report information)

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Nathan Hale
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September 22, 1776
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Nathan Hale; provost; hangman; Bill Richmond; Abraham Lincoln; General Winfield Scott; Gideon Welles [Father Neptune]; Stephen Mallory [Sharkface]
Synopsis
Nathan Hale tells the provost and hangman how the Royal Navy will become obsolete. As Abraham Lincoln works to preserve the Union, General Scott proposes his Anaconda Plan to blockade the south, but navy secretary Welles points out that the navy only has four effective ships. Confederate navy secretary Mallory gets wind of the plan, and plots to break the blockade.
Keywords
Blockade; Civil War; navy; President; Washington DC

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1

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comic story / 5.25 pages (report information)

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Nathan Hale
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So he's the bad guy in the story, huh?
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Gideon Welles [Father Neptune]; Gustavus Fox [Foxy]; William Cushing
Synopsis
Welles and Fox plan to implement the Anaconda Plan, taking time to expel naval midshipman William Cushing for his incessant pranks. Fox sets off for the relief of Fort Sumter.
Keywords
Annapolis; blockade; Civil War; fox; midshipman; naval academy; navy

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2. Gustavus Fox is portrayed throughout the book as a literal (if oddly-colored) fox.

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Fort Sumter April 12, 1861
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Gustavus Fox [Foxy]; Union soldiers; Private Daniel Hough; Nathan Hale; hangman
Synopsis
Foxy tries to run foodstuffs into Fort Sumter, but Confederate rebels force the fort's surrender with a 34-hour bombardment. Private Daniel Hough becomes the war's first casualty as a gun explodes during the surrender. Nathan Hale reports that 620,000 more will follow him. "It's history," he reminds the hangman "-- no one gets out alive."
Keywords
Civil War; fort; navy; siege; South Carolina

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Chapter 3

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4.33 pages (report information)

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Foxy, you're back!
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Gideon Welles; Gustavus Fox [Foxy]; William Cushing; naval officers; naval yard commander
Synopsis
Desperate for men, Welles reinstates William Cushing, but only as a non-commissioned officer. Welles sends officers to rescue the Union's strongest warship (the Merrimack) from a naval yard in Virgina, but as that state secedes, the local commander panics and scuttles the ship at its berth.
Keywords
Civil War; navy; Virginia

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Chapter 4

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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On the blockade, the U.S.S. Minnesota
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Nathan Hale; hangman; provost; William Cushing; Captain Stringham; Stephen Mallory [Sharkface]
Synopsis
As the Minnesota captures blockade runners, Cushing is repeatedly put aboard the captured ships as prize captain. Mallory orders the half-burned Merrimack raised and refitted, as Stringham plans an attack on Confederate forts.
Keywords
Blockade; Civil War; Merrimack; navy; Norfolk; Virginia

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Chapter 5

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

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They're doing what!?
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Nathan Hale; hangman; provost; Gideon Welles; William Cushing; Captain Stringham
Synopsis
The Confederates start rebuilding Merrimack as an ironclad. Stringham and the Minnesota capture two Confederate forts.
Keywords
Civil War; ironclad; Merrimack; navy

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Chapter 6

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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Finally, a victory!
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Nathan Hale; hangman; provost; Gideon Welles; William Cushing; Stephen Mallory; Stonewall Jackson
Synopsis
Cushing resumes his caricatures, and Welles again dismisses Cushing from the navy, even though his caricature of Stringham is laudatory. Stonewall has his troops tear up union railroad tracks for Mallory's ironclad.
Keywords
Civil War; ironclad; navy

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Chapter 7

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 6.75 pages (report information)

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Nathan Hale
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Foxy, do you think we should be worried about this ironclad?
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Nathan Hale; hangman; provost; Gideon Welles; Gustavus Fox [Foxy]; John Ericsson; Abraham Lincoln; inventors; Naval Board on Ironclads
Synopsis
Welles and Fox seek designs for an ironclad warship. Based on past experience the navy is wary of John Ericsson, but with Lincoln's backing he gets the contract.
Keywords
Civil War; inventor; ironclad; Monitor; navy; President

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Chapter 8

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Anything that will float -- and carry a cannon.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Gideon Welles; Gustavus Fox [Foxy]; William Cushing; Stephen Mallory; John Ericsson
Synopsis
Welles and Fox buy all the ships they can find and convert them into fighting vessels; short of officers, Welles even reinstates Cushing (again). Mallory and Ericsson both drive forcefully forward constructing their ironclads.
Keywords
Civil War; ironclad; navy

Indexer Notes

Chapter 9

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Gunship, gunship!
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
William Cushing; sailors; escaped slave
Synopsis
While on blockade duty, Cushing intercepts a boatload of escaped slaves, one of whom offers to lead the way to a stranded blockade runner. Cushing leads a party to burn the vessel, then fights his way back to open sea through an ambush without a single man being injured.
Keywords
Blockade; Civil War; navy

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Chapter 10

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He blew that house right up!
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Nathan Hale; hangman; provost; John Ericsson; Naval Board on Ironclads
Synopsis
The Naval Board loses its nerve about the unrecedented design of the Monitor, but the volcanic Ericsson drives them away.
Keywords
Civil War; ironclad; Monitor; navy

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Chapter 11

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The Merrimack, on the other hand, was almost ready.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Nathan Hale; hangman; provost; Stephen Mallory; William Cushing; Captain Buchanan
Synopsis
Merrimack (now renamed Virginia) races from its base and tears into the Union blockading squadron, sinking two major warships and killing 256 men, at minimal damage to herself or her crew.
Keywords
Blockade; Civil War; Merrimack; navy; Virginia

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Chapter 12

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comic story / 7.75 pages (report information)

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Nathan Hale
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Mr. President! Mr. President!
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
John Ericsson; Captain John Worden; crew of the Monitor; William Cushing
Synopsis
Finished in just over a hundred days, the Monitor races southward, almost losing herself and crew in a storm. Monitor arrives just hours too late to challenge the Merrimack/Virginia, which has devastated the Union blockading squadron. Even the daring Cushing is overwhelmed by the Confederate attack.
Keywords
Civil War; ironclad; Monitor; navy; storm

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Chapter 13

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comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

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The next morning, on the Virginia.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Nathan Hale; hangman; provost; Captain John Worden; Lieutenant Catesby ap Roger Jones; Union sailors; Confederate sailors
Synopsis
When the Merrimack/Virginia renews the battle, the more-maneuverable Monitor fends it off. Both ships are battered without being put out of action, but Merrimack/Virginia is defeated in her mission of destroying more Union ships, and returns to her moorings.
Keywords
Civil War; ironclad; Merrimack; Monitor; navy; Virginia

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Chapter 14

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comic story / 2.75 pages (report information)

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Nathan Hale
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Hooray for the Monitor!
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Nathan Hale; hangman; provost; Gustavus Fox [Foxy]; John Ericsson; Stephen Mallory
Synopsis
The United States celebrates Monitor's victory, though Ericsson rages that if properly handled, she would have sunk Merrimack/Virginia. Mallory demands a fleet of new ironclads, but advancing Union troops force abandonment of the Norfolk navy yard.
Keywords
Civil War; ironclad; Merrimack; Monitor; navy; Virginia

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Chapter 15

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comic story / 8.25 pages (report information)

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A whole town?
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Nathan Hale; hangman; provost; Abraham Lincoln; Stephe Mallory [Sharkface]; Lieutenant Catesby ap Roger Jones; crew of the Monitor; William Cushing; men of Cushing's command
Synopsis
Cushing seizes Fayetteville, North Carolina for a few hours, confiscating mail and two blockade runners while taking off escaping slaves. When one prize grounds during the withdrawal, Cushing fights to cover the other ships, then blows up the grounded vessel. Lincoln visits the Monitor crew, and orders an assault on Norfolk. Facing the fact that they can neither fight nor flee, the crew scuttle Merrimack/Virginia.
Keywords
Blockade; Civil War; Fayetteville; ironclad; Merrimack; Monitor; navy; Norfolk; North Carolina; Virginia

Indexer Notes

Chapter 16

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 5.75 pages (report information)

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Nathan Hale
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'Cape Fear?' Sounds spooky.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Nathan Hale; hangman; provost; William Cushing; men of Cushing's command; escaping slaves; crew of the Monitor; Captain Kelly
Synopsis
Cushing tries to capture a general during a daring nighttime raid, but the general is away and he has to settle for a captain of engineers. Meanwhile the Monitor founders and sinks in a storm.
Keywords
Cape Fear; Civil War; ironclad; Monitor; navy; North Carolina

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Chapter 17

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comic story / 4.75 pages (report information)

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No, it was just the beginning.
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Nathan Hale; hangman; provost; Gideon Welles; John Ericsson; William Cushing; men of Cushing's command; escaping slaves
Synopsis
Cushing convinces Welles and Ericcsson that he can sink the Confederate ironclad Albemarle by rushing it at night, then using a bomb on a stick against the unarmored portion of the hull below underwater. Cushing's men volunteer en masse for the dangerous mission.
Keywords
Civil War; ironclad; navy

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Chapter 18

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Quiet night, eh?
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
William Cushing; men of Cushing's command; crew of the Albemarle
Synopsis
Cushing's approach under cover of darkness is foiled by a dog on board the Albemarle. In the midst of a fire fight he deploys the bomb, which blows up his own launch. Cushing is adrift alone in the river, not knowing what happened to his crew or whether the bomb holed the Albemarle.
Keywords
Civil War; ironclad; navy

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Chapter 19

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Huh?
Genre
non-fiction; history; military
Characters
Nathan Hale; hangman; provost; Gideon Welles [Father Neptune]; John Ericsson; Abraham Lincoln; Gustavus Fox [Foxy]; Stephen Mallory [Sharkface]; William Cushing; slave
Synopsis
Cushing makes his escape with the help of a slave, after learning that he did in fact sink the Albemarle. The Union wins the war, after which Welles, Fox, Cushing, Ericsson, and Lincoln celebrate together at the White House, and toast the future of ironclads. Nathan Hale knows many more stories, so the hangman and provost decide to delay his execution just a little longer.
Keywords
Civil War; ironclad; navy; President; White House

Indexer Notes

Chapter 21. The previous chapter was #19 -- there is no chapter 20.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales

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Series symbol

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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Nathan Hale
Pencils
? (photograph); Nathan Hale (artwork)
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? (photograph); Nathan Hale (artwork)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
William Barker Cushing (1842-1874)
Genre
non-fiction; biography; history; military
Characters
William Cushing; John Ericsson; Gideon Welles; Stephen Mallory; crew of the Monitor; Captain John Worden; Gustavus Fox; General Winfield Scott; Captain Franklin Buchanan; Lieutenant Catesby ap Rogers Jones; Abraham Lincoln; hangman
Keywords
Civil War; navy

Indexer Notes

Biographies of the historical figures. Mixture of art portraits and historic photo portraits.

The Anaconda Timeline of Will Cushing's Civil War (Table of Contents: 26)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography; history; military
Characters
Hangman; provost; William Cushing
Keywords
Civil War; navy

History Activity Corner: Build Your Own Monitor (Table of Contents: 27)

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Hangman; provost
Keywords
Monitor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi. I'm Nathan Hale.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Nathan Hale (the author/illustrator); research babies; correction baby; hangman
Keywords
Baby

Indexer Notes

Bibliography; background on creation of the book

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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North America 1861 (Table of Contents: 30)

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Genre
non-fiction; history
Keywords
Civil War; map; United States

Indexer Notes

Repeat of sequence 2

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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)