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Brian Hicks

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Brian Hicks, a senior writer with The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, is the co-author of two previous books on maritime subjects: Raising the Hunley: The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine and Into the Wind: The Story of the World’s Longest Race. The recipient of the South Carolina Press Association’s award for Journalist of the Year, Hicks lives in Charleston with his wife and their son.


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Ghost Ship
The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew
Written by Brian Hicks


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 28, 2005
Price: $16.00

On December 4th, 1872, a 100-foot brigantine was discovered drifting through the North Atlantic without a soul on board. Not a sign of struggle, not a shred of damage, no ransacked cargo—and not a trace of the captain, his wife and daughter, or the crew. What happened on board the ghost... Read more >
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Ghost Ship
The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew
Written by Brian Hicks


Format: eBook
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 1, 2004
Price: $11.99

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Raising the Hunley
The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine
Written by Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: April 1, 2003
Price: $17.00

On February 17, 1864, after a legendary encounter with a Union battleship, the iron “fish boat” vanished without a trace somewhere off the coast of South Carolina. For more than a century the fate of the Hunley remained one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Civil War. Then, on August... Read more >
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Raising the Hunley
The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine
Written by Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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