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Secrets of a Civil War Submarine by Sally Walker

by: 
Connie, Lakewood Library

Do you like to read about things that really happened?  Are you interested in true facts?  Then I have a great author for you!

In 1864, the H.L. Hunley was the first submarine ever to sink a ship in battle, but something went terribly wrong.  For reasons still not known, it sank trapping and killing the eight crewmen onboard.  Even though both Conferedate and Union forces searched for it, no one could find the submarine.  The Hunley stayed hidden on the ocean floor for over 130 years.  Finally, in 1995 it was located by archeologists.  Over the next ten years, the submarine was raised and the vessel sifted through to find artifacts and remains of the crew.

This book is a fascinating chronicle of how these scientists finally found some answers to long awaited questions.

If you want to learn more about the Hunley check out this terrific website.

The author, Sally Walker has lots of other great non-fiction books as well.  Take a look at some of these titles;

Blizzard of Glass:  The Halifax Explosion of 1917

Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland

Frozen Secrets: Antarctica Revealed

She has more books on her website along with an interview with Sally.

If you love real life mysteries, try Sally Walker's books this summer, you'll be glad you did!