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In the waves : my quest to solve the mystery of a Civil War submarine

Lance, Rachel(author.).

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Erlanger Branch 973.757 L246i 2020 (Text) 33126024279774 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781524744151
  • ISBN: 1524744158
  • ISBN: 9781524744168
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Dutton, an imprint of ... Read More

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [314] - ... Read More
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Prologue -- What about the Hunley -- Suffocation -- Fish boats -- The fury beneath the ... Read More
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On the night of February 17, 1864, the tiny ... Read More
Subject: H.L. Hunley (Submarine)
Lance, Rachel
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Naval operations Submarine
Excavations (Archaeology) South Carolina Charleston
Shipwrecks United States History 19th century
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Antiquities
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Naval operations, Confederate
Submarines (Ships) United States History 19th century
Charleston (S.C.) Antiquities

  • Baker & Taylor
    An inventive woman scientist recounts the 1864 sinking of the Confederate submarine, H.L. Hunley, recounting her efforts to uncover what actually happened when the sub was discovered 131 years later with its hull and victims still intact. Illustrations.
  • Baker & Taylor
    "A story about a woman scientist's journey to discover a submarine"--
  • Penguin Putnam
    One of "The Most Fascinating Books WIRED Read in 2020"

    "One part science book, one part historical narrative, one part memoir . . . harrowing and inspiring.”—The Wall Street Journal 

    How a determined scientist cracked the case of the first successful—and disastrous—submarine attack

    On the night of February 17, 1864, the tiny Confederate submarine HL Hunley made its way toward the USS Housatonic just outside Charleston harbor. Within a matter of hours, the Union ship’s stern was blown open in a spray of wood planks. The explosion sank the ship, killing many of its crew. And the submarine, the first ever to be successful in combat, disappeared without a trace.
    For 131 years the eight-man crew of the HL Hunley lay in their watery graves, undiscovered. When finally raised, the narrow metal vessel revealed a puzzling sight. There was no indication the blast had breached the hull, and all eight men were still seated at their stations—frozen in time after more than a century. Why did it sink? Why did the men die? Archaeologists and conservationists have been studying the boat and the remains for years, and now one woman has the answers.
    In the Waves is much more than just a military perspective or a technical account. It’s also the story of Rachel Lance’s single-minded obsession spanning three years, the story of the extreme highs and lows in her quest to find all the puzzle pieces of the Hunley. Balancing a gripping historical tale and original research with a personal story of professional and private obstacles, In the Waves is an enthralling look at a unique part of the Civil War and the lengths one scientist will go to uncover its secrets.
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