Posted on February 10th, 2009 No comments
Roger here. I’ve just completed a run of radio interviews in support of the book — about ten of them between 6:40 am and 11:30 am. It was a interesting experience. I was surprised it that left me more ready to talk about the book thaan when I started. There were certainly topics that came up more than once, but it was far from being the same conversation over and over. Just sitting there telling stories from the book made me realize just how good the stories are — and I found that I got better at telling them as the day went along. What really came home to me was just how close things were between the Monitor and the Virginia. Telling that story two or three times really taught me how to tell it. What the story comes down to is this: The Virginia was the most powerful ship afloat, utterly invincible — for about twelve hours. If the Monitor had been delayed by even a few hours, history would have been very different.