Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H. L. Hunley

Winner of the Sibert Medal, Secrets of a Civil War Submarine is a fascinating look at the world's first combat sub. On February 17, 1864, the H. L. Hunley made history as the first submarine… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 973.7'57
  • Copyright: 2005


“The mysterious disappearance of a Confederate submarine in 1863 becomes even more fascinating when seen through the eyes of the divers, archaeologists, engineers, and other experts who pieced together the details more than a century later. Full-color photographs, helpful diagrams, View →


“She [Walker] really hits her stride, though, in explaining the complex techniques and loving care used in raising the craft, recovering its contents, and even reconstructing models of the crwemembers’ bodies. Thoroughly researched, nicely designed, and well illustrated… View →


“The archaeological process is well documented in both words and pictures, and the conclusions are interesting and even surprising. Highly recommended for school and public libraries.” —School Library Journal, Starred review View →


“Walker skillfully combines history, science, and storytelling in clear and accessible writing that will appeal to middle school students as well as older readers. . . Abundant photographs and illustrations are attractive and informative, and the layout is clean and attention… View →