The H. L. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy ePub download
by Tom Chaffin
- ISBN: 0809054604
- ISBN13: 978-0809054602
- ePub: 1849 kb | FB2: 1982 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Americas
- Publisher: Hill and Wang; First edition (February 16, 2010)
- Pages: 352
- Rating: 4.3/5
- Votes: 428
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Of the numerous books to appear in recent years, Tom Chaffin's The H. L. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy emerges as the best.
Of the numerous books to appear in recent years, Tom Chaffin's The H. A well-written and interesting volume. Kenneth D. Williams, Civil War News. A satisfying read for Civil War buffs or naval buffs, for those who know much, or nothing, about the epic tale of the H. Hunley. The Valdosta Daily Times.
Tom Chaffin’s study is the most thorough treatment of the subject. I had a sinking feeling as I read Tom Chaffin's preface to his "The . detailed and entertaining book about early naval submersibles will inform students, scholars, and general readers. Joseph G. Dawson III, Journal of American History. From that I expected another fluffy history that would be full of conjecture, exaggeration, and writer-induced fantasy.
His books include Sea of Gray (Hill and Wang, 2006) and Pathfinder (Hill and Wang, 2002). His work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's Magazine, Time, and other publications. He lives in Knoxville. Библиографические данные. The H. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
Tom Chaffin’s The H. Hunley is a largely competent history book. The saddest part of the story is the infighting in the state of SC as to whether spending money on the Hunley project, is "glorifying the Confederacy. The majority of the book (2/3 or so of the text) centers around the building of the Hunley and two prior submarines, along with a recounting of the various unsuccessful and one successful but ill-fated mission of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship.
Given the iron-fisted control the Confederacy exerted over the media to preserve its military secrets and a dearth of official or personal correspondence on the matter, Chaffin faced a daunting task in piecing together his history, but his hard work pays off here in a rich and lively book about visionaries, mercenaries and a technological marvel
On the evening of February 17, 1864, the Confederacy's H. Hunley sank the USS .
On the evening of February 17, 1864, the Confederacy's H. Hunley sank the USS Housatonic and became the first submarine in world history to sink an enemy ship. Not until World War I-half a century later-would a submarine again accomplish such a feat. Beyond his thorough survey of period documents relating to the submarine, Chaffin also conducted extensive interviews with Maria Jacobsen, senior archaeologist at Clemson University's Warren Lasch Conservation Center, where the Hunley is now being excavated, to complete his portrait of this technological wonder.
The H. On the evening of February 17, 1864, the Confederacy's H. But also perishing that moonlit night, vanishing beneath the cold Atlantic waters off Charleston, South Carolina, was the Hunley and her entire crew of eight
Tom Chaffin has combined evidence from both fields in his book, The H.
Tom Chaffin has combined evidence from both fields in his book, The H. In this work, Chaffin has united New Orleans, Mobile, and Charleston while discussing the construction, testing, and fates of the vessels associated with the H. Chaffin begins by discussing the evidence he consulted, presumably so that others can assess his argument and investigate his sources. Chaffin’s final two chapters cover the discovery of the H. Hunley in July 1995 by Clive Cussler, its raising in 2000, and what restoration by archaeologists has revealed about the vessel’s final hours.
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Tom Chaffin on Book TV. Tom Chaffin at the Southern Festival of Books. Chronicling this multifaceted story of the Confederacy's secret hope, Tom Chaffin has answered many of the mysteries surrounding the H. Hunley
Tom Chaffin on Book TV. With an extensive examination of primary documents, he has taken on the mythologizers, offering instead an extraordinary contribution to historical understanding.
On the evening of February 17, 1864, the Confederacy's H. L. Hunley sank the Union's formidable sloop of war the USS Housatonic and became the first submarine in world history to sink an enemy ship. But after accomplishing such a feat, the Hunley and her crew of eight also vanished beneath the cold Atlantic waters off Charleston, South Carolina. For generations, the legend of the Hunley grew as searchers prowled the harbor, looking for remains. Even after the submarine was definitively located in 1995 and recovered five years later, those legends have continued to flourish. In a tour de force of document-sleuthing and insights gleaned from the excavation of this remarkable vessel, the distinguished Civil War–era historian Tom Chaffin presents the most thorough telling of the Hunley's story possible. Of panoramic breadth, this saga begins long before the submarine was even assembled and follows the tale into the boat's final hours and through its recovery in 2000. Engaging and groundbreaking, The H. L. Hunley provides the definitive account of a fabled craft.