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The H. L. Hunley The Secret Hope of the Confederacy by Tom Chaffin

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Published by Hill and Wang .
Written in English


  • History -- Americas -- United States -- Civil War,
  • History -- Military -- Naval,
  • History -- Military -- United States

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24083745M
ISBN 100809054604
ISBN 109780809054602

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  The boldest and most powerful book yet written on the saga of the H. L. Hunley. Each detail is sharply etched and dramatically told for a compelling read. The H. Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.   Tom Chaffin’s The H. L. Hunley is a largely competent history book. The majority of the book (2/3 or so of the text) centers around the building of the Hunley and two prior submarines, along with a recounting of the various unsuccessful and one successful but ill-fated mission of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship/5. “The boldest and most powerful book yet written on the saga of the H. L. Hunley. Each detail is sharply etched and dramatically told for a compelling read. The H. L. Hunley is a classic of Civil War history.” —Clive Cussler “Tom Chaffin's study is the most thorough treatment of the subject. “The comprehensive story of the Confederate submarine HL Hunley from the first rivet until today. This is a must-have book for anyone who loves submarines, appreciates American history, or wants to learn more about the HL Hunley/5(47).

“ The H. L. Hunley is not only the most up-to-date book about the unusual craft, it is also the most readable and accessible. If there is a Civil War or local history buff on your Christmas list this year, you could hardly do better than to present them with a copy of this book.” —John Sledge, Mobile Press-Register (Alabama). The story of the H. L. Hunley submarine is about American ingenuity and real people who were inventive, loyal, brave, resilient, persistent, and adventurous. The Hunley, built by the Confederate Army during the Civil War, was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship during wartime. After that historic feat, the Hunley disappeared/5.   Civil War historian Chaffin (Sea of Gray: The Around-the-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah, , etc.) plumbs the depths surrounding the creation and ultimate fate of the first submarine in history to sink an enemy sending the USS Housatonic to the bottom of Charleston (S.C.) Harbor, the Confederacy’s H.L. Hunley disappeared on the night of ISBN: The information about The H. L. Hunley shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that.

The CSS H.L. Hunley: Confederate Submarine Paperback – July 1, by R. Thomas Campbell (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ PaperbackCited by: 1. Elijah Adams LA9G Neff 22 January Book Review The book Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, written by Sally M. Walker is about solving the mystery of the H. L. Hunley that was sunk during the civil war. The H. L. Hunley was the first submarine to ever sink another ship. I have enjoyed this book so far and all the things and concepts I have /5.   Farrar, Straus and Giroux, - History - pages 4 Reviews On the evening of Febru , the Confederacy's H. L. Hunley sank the USS Housatonic and became the first submarine in /5(4).   The Hunley By Larry Kerr.. Let me start by saying I am a HUGE fan of US History, Larry Kerr has perfected giving a History lesson along with a Love story and the intrigue of being a is the story of the crew of the H.L. Hunley, a submarine and actually the first one to sink a battleship in the 's during the Civil War/5.