With a novelist's eye and the historian's devotion to research, Mokin recreates these early years of the Civil War, immersing the reader in this time and place. We share the motivations and emotions of the country's leaders, the soldiers and sailors, and the families at home-feeling their fears and experiencing their frustrations. Ironclad
is immensely readable-popular history at its best.
"Arthur Mokin's vivid account...presents absorbing portraits of the personalities involved, as well as lucid account of the naval tactics and strategy on both sides."
A resident of western Oregon, Arthur Mokin is a producer, writer, and director of documentary films. His work has received several awards, including the American Film Festival Blue Ribbon Award and the Columbus Film Festival Chris Statuette. Mokin has been a guest lecturer and instructor of film production at American, Brown, and Columbia Universities. Ironclad, originally published in 1991, is the writer's first book.