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7 edition of The Hunley found in the catalog.

The Hunley

Submarines, Sacrifice, and Success in the Civil War

by Mark K. Ragan

  • 137 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Narwhal Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States - Civil War,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8706024M
    ISBN 101886391432
    ISBN 109781886391437
    OCLC/WorldCa42876837

    The HL Hunley was lying in wait to the east of Charleston Harbor, off the coast of South Carolina. The submarine had been there for months, practicing for Author: Rachel Lance.   This book is an extraordinary true story peopled with a fascinating cast of characters, including Horace Hunley himself, the Union officers and crew who went down with the Housatonic, P. T. Barnum, who offered $, for its recovery, and novelist Clive Cussler, who spearheaded the mission that finally succeeded in finding the Hunley. The /5(13).

    The Story of the H.L. Hunley and Queenie’s Coin (Hardback) Code: Price: $ Civil War Sub: The Mystery of the Hunley by Kate Boehm Jerome A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.

    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 . The Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley is important because it was the first submarine in the history of the entire world to sink an enemy made the discovery is important because it has been described by government officials as the most important underwater archaeological discovery of the 20th century.


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The Hunley by Mark K. Ragan Download PDF EPUB FB2

At the time when Ragan wrote this book, many people (and some historians) thought that the Hunley was just a low draft "David" type torpedo boat and that it blew itself up in a "kamakazi" style attack.

Ragan's book provided evidence that (1) it was a fully funtioning submarine and that (2) it got away before sinking/5(7). “A page-turning tale of personal obsession to solve a great historical mystery frozen in time. Rachel Lance dives deep into an era during the Civil War when combatants took almost unimaginable risks, then uses a thrilling combination of creativity, ingenuity, and curiosity to answer questions long thought lost beneath the waves/5(31).

This book tells The Hunley book story of the science behind the explosions, gunshots, asphyxiation, and myriad other physiological insults that could have affected the crew of the Hunley that cold night in Februaryall connected by the tale of the submarine and now-Doctor Lance’s mission to complete the experiments.

“In the Waves is a thrilling expedition into one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Civil War. Harnessing the revelatory wonders of the digital age and her own undersea expertise–along with gritty determination and persuasive powers–Rachel Lance has delivered a mesmerizing tale of science, history, tragedy and adventure!”.

Tom Chaffins The H. 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.

Available Now from Dutton Books. A Scientific American “Recommended Book” An Amazon “Best Book of the Month” for History. The diminutive, hand-powered HL Hunley was the first submarine ever to sink an enemy ship in combat, and The Hunley book did so in during the heated final years of America’s bloodiest war.

The little Confederate submarine disappeared immediately. The Hunley’s air circulation system didn’t work or was disconnected the night she and her eight-man crew vanished in The finding suggests difficulty getting oxygen inside crew compartment.

Scientists are at work to preserve the Hunley and remove the concretion (a rock-hard layer of sand, rust, sediment and silt) that covers the inside. A very enjoyable and interesting book.

To me this book is part archaeology, part science, and part history all rolled into one great book!!!. This book has different parts and to me it was easy to follow. It tells the history of the Hunley and the attack on the Union battleship USS Houstatonic outside of Charleston harbor on Febru /5.

An oil painting by Conrad Wise Chapman, circadepicts the inventor of the ill-fated H. Hunley, along with a sentinel. (Wikimedia Commons) Lance was modeling an underwater explosion at a. A visit to the Hunley lab is a combined self-paced and guided tour. The actual viewing of the submarine in the tank is docent led and lasts approximately 20 minutes.

With a store, interactive exhibits, and activities, most visitors stay at least one hour. How to Reserve Your Spot. Tickets ordered in advance are $ for adults and $ for. Biomedical engineer Rachel Lance had never heard of the Civil War submarine H.L.

Hunley when her thesis advisor Cameron “Dale” Bass casually suggested she look into it. But she was quickly drawn into a pursuit of the mystery that melded her love of history and violent explosions and lasted several years, producing three major academic papers, a Ph.D.

thesis and now a book. On Februeight sailors aboard the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley detonated two hundred pounds of black powder against the hull of the USS Housatonic, sinking the Union warship in the waters off Charleston, South Carolina.

The Hunley also sank, never seeing the surface again until she was raised inthe remains of her crew still at. On the evening of Februthe Confederacy's H. Hunley sank the USS Housatonic and became the first submarine in world history to sink an enemy ship.

Not until World War I—half a century later—would a submarine again accomplish such a feat. But also perishing that moonlit night, vanishing beneath the cold Atlantic waters off Charleston, South /5(4).

“The H. Hunley is a revelation.” —William McKeen, Creative Loafing “The H. 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. Scientist Rachel Lance has a new book out this spring about her research into the H.L.

Hunley First combat submarine to sink a warship went down with her crew of eight in   “An excellently written and well-documented account of a piece of Civil War history Of the numerous [Hunley] books to appear in recent years, Tom Chaffin's The H.

Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy emerges as the best.” —Steven Ramold, Civil War Book Review “A well-written and interesting volume.”Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Friends of the Hunley - Supply St, North Charleston, South Carolina - Rated based on Reviews "3 (almost 4) years ago I came here last/5().

Hunley Book Review, Tescott, Kansas. 88 likes. This summer the Hunley kids are reading through their home library. Alex and Juli will be typing their own reviews, while Mom will help Susan and ers: The Hunley combines my interests in Victorian-era submarines and archaeology. The state of preservation of the submarine makes it a significant example of 19 th century submarine technology.

You can learn much more about the Hunley at the important other sites linked below. Originally conceived to place the Hunley in context with the Jules Verne Nautilus speculation.

Information Paper Prepared by the U. Navy Aug Background The Navy’s involvement with HUNLEY’s recovery began with the discovery of the wreck and continues through project oversight and involvement of staff at the Naval Heritage and History Command (NHHC).

Inthe Hull Response and Protection Branch at the Naval Surface Warfare. Lance is working on a book about the Hunley and the experiments that were required to solve the mystery.

CITATION: “Air Blast Injuries Killed The Crew Of The Submarine H.L. Hunley,” Rachel M. Lance, Lucas Stalcup, Brad Wojtylak, Cameron R. Bass. PLOS ONE, Aug. 23, DOI: /  Buy a cheap copy of The H. L. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the book by Tom Chaffin. On the evening of Februthe Confederacy’s H.

L. Hunley sank the Union’s formidable sloop of war the USS Housatonic and became the /5(5).Clive Cussler says he doesn't need another court victory to prove he found the Hunley submarine, so on Friday he dropped his seven-year legal battle with a South Carolina man over the : Schuyler Kropf.