Secrets of a Civil War Submarine

  • by Sally M. Walker
  • Narrated by J. R. Horne
  • 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For more than 100 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 both archaeology and the Civil War - an amazing tale of bravery, mystery, bones, and gold.

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What the Critics Say

"Walker brings a little-known story of the Civil War to life in this fascinating book." (School Library Journal)
"The book will serve as an informative guide to anyone interested in the Hunley or intrigued by archaeology." (Booklist)

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Great review of the Story and the people involved.

Great review of the Huntley recovery and the Artifacts found inside. Narration was good and other than the weird music was well done
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- Jerry Paul Whitt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-23-2007
  • Publisher: Listening Library