Tom Chaffin is the author of Pathfinder: John Charles Frémont and the Course of American Empire (H&W, 2002). His work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, Time, and other publications. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
"Insightful and intriguing, meriting a place toward the front of the squadron of Civil War, naval and aquatic archeology titles."
Civil War historian Chaffin (Sea of Gray: The Around-the-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah, 2006, etc.) plumbs the depths surrounding the creation and ultimate fate of the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship.
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