Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales 02 Big Bad Ironclad!
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales 02 Big Bad Ironclad!

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales 02 Big Bad Ironclad!

By Nathan Hale

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New York Times Bestselling Series!

“These books are, quite simply, brilliant. . . . Thrilling, bloody, action-packed stories from American history.” —New York Times


Uncover the story of the American Civil War’s ironclad warships with the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series!


Ships are great for transport, but when they are made of wood they tend to start leaking when cannons fire upon them. But what if the ship is covered with iron? Assuming it doesn’t sink to the bottom of the ocean, wouldn’t it be stronger and better than any other ship out there? This is the question that begins a race between the North and the South to come up with the biggest, best ironclad warships.


Here is the story of the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (also called the Merrimack), two of the world’s first ironclad ships and their fascinating role in the Civil War, and through their ironclad battle, you will get wider perspective to the war. Meet Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet. Learn about General Winfield Scott’s Anaconda Plan to cut off the South from any outside support. And meet Gideon Welles, Lincoln’s “Father Neptune” and Secretary of the Navy.


Sail back in time and learn of a battle that changed warfare, and a war that changed history.


Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales! Read them all—if you dare!

One Dead Spy: A Revolutionary War Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #1)

Big Bad Ironclad!: A Civil War Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #2)

Donner Dinner Party: A Pioneer Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales Book #3)

Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood: A World War I Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #4)

The Underground Abductor: An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #5)

Alamo All-Stars: A Texas Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #6)

Raid of No Return: A World War II Tale of the Doolittle Raid (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #7):

Lafayette!: A Revolutionary War Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #8)

Major Impossible: A Grand Canyon Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #9)

Blades of Freedom: A Tale of Haiti, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #10)

Cold War Correspondent: A Korean War Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #11)

About the Author

Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony, Apocalypse Taco, and The Mighty Bite. Hale lives in Utah, and you can find him online at

Format: Hardcover

Length: 128 pages

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Publication Date: August 1, 2012

ISBN: 9781419703959

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