Power is the author of at
least 25 novels and is often
described as the most popular living author
of American sea fiction. In addition to being a novelist, he's
also a public policy analyst and a retired
naval office. He has written a couple
of stand-alone novels but the rest of his
books fall into four series - those starring
ex-SEAL Tiller Galloway, the Dan Lenson
novels set in the modern navy, the Hemlock
County novels (his only landlocked series
set in the area of Pennsylvania where he
grew up), and his Civil War series.
The critics describe That Anvil of
s as the best in the series so
saying that it is not only superbly
researched but also well-written...
Beyond the Book
the Union forces when they
abandoned the Norfolk Navy Yard
at Portsmouth, VA, and renamed
Confederate forces who
subsequently raised her) and the
(built in about
90 days by John Ericsson) fought the
first engagement between
ironclad ships, in March 1862.
If you can't remember the
outcome I'm not going to tell
you here as it would be a bit of
a plot spoiler!
However, I will tell you that
sank in heavy