by Rachel Lance 

“One part science book, one part historical narrative, one part memoir . . . harrowing and inspiring.”—The Wall Street Journal 

How a determined scientist cracked the case of the first successful—and disastrous—submarine attack
On the night of February 17, 1864, the tiny Confederate submarine HL Hunley made its way toward the USS Housatonic just outside Charleston harbor. Within a matter of hours, the Union ship’s stern was blown open in a spray of wood planks. The explosion sank the ship, killing many of its crew. And the submarine, the first ever to be successful in combat, disappeared without a trace.

Interview with the Author

Stuff You Missed in History Class
Interview: Dr. Rachel Lance and the H.L. Hunley
6/22/20       45 min

History Unplugged Podcast
A Confederate Civil War Submarine Was Lost 150 Years Ago. Its Reappearance Was An Unsolved Mystery…Until Now
4/28/20         35 min

Writers Bone
Friday Morning Coffee: Rachel Lance, Author of In the Waves
9/4/20       23 min


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