Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley

By Sally M. Walker

In 1864, the H. L. Hunley became the first submarine to sink an enemy ship. It then vanished. For 131 years, the Hunley's fate remained a mystery. Walker has crafted a seamless account of historical and scientific sleuthing to reveal the secrets of the Hunley and her crew, all the while demonstrating the interdisciplinary nature of the problem-solving process in our modern world. Walker combines the drama of a wartime shipwreck with compelling scientific writing to create a work of true distinction.

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