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Raising the Hunley: The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine

Raising the Hunley: The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine (American Civil War) - Brian Hicks, Schuyler Kropf Interesting book. I was especially surprised to learn that they still don't have all the answers about the H. L. Hunley. Just this past January they found more data about it, and there may be more to come. They still have not removed the layer of concretion from the hull. This is an ongoing endeavor.

I thought this book was a nice balance of Civil War era naval warfare, and modern day shipwreck discovery and archaeology. Several photos were included in the historical portions of the text, but there were no photos of the archaeological project surrounding the Hunley. I guess that's ok. Nine men were entombed in the sub, after all. A little respect is good.

There were parts of the book where I felt like the authors were letting their personal feelings about some of the contemporary individuals involved with the location of this wreck shine through. I felt the clear hot and cold toward individuals detracted from the story of the sub a bit. Still, this is a book worth reading if you like Civil War history, or stories about shipwreck discovery and archaeology.