Secrets of A Civil War Submarine

Secrets of A Civil War Submarine

Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley

Audiobook CD - 2007
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Winner of the Robert F. Sibert Medal

For more than one hundred years, a submarine lay buried beneath the ocean floor near Charleston, South Carolina. This Civil War stealth weapon-the H. L. Hunley -made history in 1864 as the first submarine ever to sink an enemy ship. But something went wrong during that daring mission. The Hunley never returned to port.
Despite decades of searching, the Hunley remained unfound. In 1995 her story took a startling turn. As she had during the Civil War, the Hunley once again made newspaper headlines. How the submarine came to be on the ocean floor, how she came to leave it, and what happened next make up one of the most compelling stories in the history of archaeology and the history of the Civil War-an amazing tale of bravery, mystery, bones, and gold.

Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, p2007
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9780739348710
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (2 hrs., 34 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Horne, J. R.


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The H.L. Hunley was the first submarine ever to sink an enemy ship, but something went wrong and the submarine sank as well. Over a hundred years later, searchers located the Hunley, retrieved her, and began to figure out her mysteries.

Jul 29, 2013

My sons and I listened to this book on a long road trip. It was EXCELLENT! The author begins with the development of the submarine during the Civil War, then traces its early missions and sinking. Then she follows scientists as they find, raise, and study it after about 100 years. Fascinating stuff!


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