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Brian Hicks

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
Written by Brian Hicks
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | June 2005
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-46665-5 (0-345-46665-9)

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






Raising the Hunley
Written by Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf
Presidio Press | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$17.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-44772-2 (0-345-44772-7)

The history of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley is as astonishing as its disappearance. 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... Read more





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