• Raising the Hunley

  • The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine
  • By: Brian Hicks, Schuyler Kropf
  • Narrated by: Harry Chase
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 07-05-02
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
  • 4.4 (62 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The history of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is as astonishing as its disappearance. On February 17, 1864, after a legendary encounter with a Union battleship, the iron "fish-boat" vanished somewhere off the coast of South Carolina. For more than a century the fate of the Hunley remained one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Civil War. Then, on August 8, 2000, with thousands of spectators crowding Charleston Harbor, the Hunley was raised from the bottom of the sea and towed ashore.Now award-winning journalists Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf offer new insights into the Hunley's final hours and recount the amazing true story of its recovery. Dramatically told, filled with historical details and contemporary color, Raising the Hunley is one of the most fascinating books about the Civil War to appear in years.
©2002 Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf; (P)2002 HighBridge Company
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Critic Reviews

"Forget the Titanic; this sub wreck is hot." (Wall Street Journal)
"A rich tale of one of America's greatest sagas that is as suspenseful as adventure fiction." (Clive Cussler, author of Blue Gold)
"This riveting narrative features a winning combination of Civil War arcana, maritime history, and underwater archaeology." (Booklist)
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By Randall E. on 11-10-03

Great Civil War history

This book not only effectively tells the history of the CSS Hunley, during the civil war, but details the search for the sunken submarine. The Hunley is the first submarine ever to go into combat and sink a ship. The book also chronicles the search for the Hunley after it sank right up to its restoration. You can see it in Charleston.

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By Charles on 10-01-04

Interesting & Well Done

As a Hunley enthusiast and participant in the recent funeral for the third crew of the Hunley, I found the book to be an excellent record of search for the submarine and the events leading up to its discovery. Much of the content of the story details the personalities and challenges involved in the operation which adds a lot to the historic information readily available from other sources. Definately worthwhile.

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