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Newsletters in .PDF format:

Newsletter, Winter 2003, .PDF

John Ericsson, Bibliography, selected:




The Man Who Made the Monitor

A Biography of John Ericsson, Naval Engineer
Olav Thulesius
ISBN 0-7864-2766-3
North Carolina: McFarland
illustrations, chronology, notes, bibliography, index
[248]pp. softcover 2007
Available Fall/Winter 2006-2007

Olav Thulesius is a member of John Ericsson Society, New York


The Battle of Hampton Roads
New Perspectives on the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia

Edited by Harold Holzer, Edited by Tim Mulligan
ISBN: 0823224805
New York: Fordham University Press, Copublished with The Mariners’ Museum
Book (hardcover)
300 pages
November 2005

Captain John Ericsson in New York

Erik Eliasson
The book presents a short summary of the life of John Ericsson including his three residencies in lower Manhattan. It includes detailed reports of memorial events after his death.
New York: John Ericsson Society, New York
Book (softcover)
104 pages


Björn Hallerdt:
Propellerns pionjär och Monitors mästare

(in Swedish)

This memorial book describes John Ericsson's significant inventions.


Margareta Jönsson Runvik:
John Ericsson - Resa mot solen

(in Swedish)

To most people, John Ericsson is primarily known for his inventions the locomotive "Novelty", the propeller, and the Battleship "Monitor". This book helps expand your knowledge about his life beyond the inventions.


David Poyer:
That Anvil of our Souls

In this third volume of David Poyer’s monumental “Civil War at Sea” cycle, North meets South in the momentous battle between Monitor and Merrimack, or Virginia.


Iron Thunder

Tom is only 13, but after his father is killed while fighting for the Union, he must take on the responsibility of someone much older. He signs up for work at the Brooklyn Navy Yard where men are busy building battleships for the Civil War. But instead Tom is sent to a busting warehouse in another part of the. city. There he admist tre roar of furnaces and changing iron, 100? men are frantically pounding the strangest ship Tom has ever seen.

Meet Avi at Mariners' Museum



John Ericsson Society, New York celebrates its Second Century

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