Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The H. L. Hunley Submarine: History and Mystery from the Civil War (Young Palmetto Books from University of South Carolina Press)

My thoughts: Learning about the early submarines is quite interesting. Submarines have proven to be amazingly crucial to defense of nations across the globe. To learn about one of such historic importance is an opportunity not to be missed. This publication for young students is especially appealing because it is produced by The University of South Carolina Press, Young Palmetto Books which definitely places it into a category of educational and dependable for historical value.

Parents of homeschooled children will find this an especially valuable resource for Civil War research and it should definitely be in public and private school libraries across the Nation.

A brief history of the War Between the States, The Civil War, is presented and it is not flavored to favorably represent the Confederates though the book is a University of South Carolina Press publication. Simply stated, the development of this early prototype of a submarine, it's ultimate sinking, and recent discovery and raising is one of significance. We are able to actually see what the hull of the H.L. Hunley and other artifacts from this vessel and period as they have been restored and preserved.

I highly recommend this book and feel it presents a wonderful glimpse into this period of our histoyr.

About the Book: The story of the H. L. Hunley submarine is about American ingenuity and real people who were inventive, loyal, brave, resilient, persistent, and adventurous. The Hunley, built by the Confederate Army during the Civil War, was the first submarine to sink an enemy ship during wartime. After that historic feat, the Hunley disappeared.

For more than a century, the fate and location of the Confederate submarine remained unknown. In The H. L. Hunley Submarine, Fran Hawk tells the exciting and compelling tale of how the “fish boat” was invented, how it underwent trials and tribulations in war, and how it got from the bottom of the ocean to its current resting place in the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Who invented the H. L. Hunley? How did it operate without an engine? How and why did it sink? What did researchers find when they investigated the submarine? Archaeologists and conservationists from all over the world have studied the historic vessel in search of answers. Which mysteries have they solved,and which mysteries remain for future generations to answers.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from MMPublicity on behalf of the author and Young Palmetto Books to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and freely given.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking up at Booknificent Thursday on this week! We'll keep this one in mind when we get to WW2.


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