Convergence of Valor - The Men of the HL Hunley (Book) - 9/1/2006 3:04:27 PM
I have read Convergence of Valor cover to cover, and I highly recommend it to fans of Civil War history and/or submarines. The story concerns both the early development of the submarine and the history of naval warfare in America. The H. L. Hunley was the first submarine built in the U.S. during the Civil War. The book chronicles the heroic efforts of a few engineers of European descent who built and tested the man-powered submersible. It was an exquisitely dangerous endeavor to dive beneath the surface of Mobile Bay with your view of the seven other crewmembers lit only by a candle at each end of the sub. The Hunley was only minimally tested enough to satisfy the team of engineers before the Confederate Navy, desperately needing to break the Yankee blockade of Charleston, commandeered the Hunley. The rest is history. Mr. Goncarovs has composed his book as historical fiction because no one actually knows what happened to the Hunley. The author of Convergence of Valor proposes a likely description of what it felt like to be a member of the crew on that risky mission. Guntis Goncarovs carefully unfolds the mystery surrounding the H. L. Hunley and its ill-fated crew. Damn the torpedoes! A Yankee ship is dead ahead!
Chapter 5 and 6 - Egnarian Chronicles (Short Story) - 8/18/2004 4:49:38 PM
Actually, not bad - even if I say so for myself. Actually just checkin to see of this works since there have been SO FEW comments.
Escape (Poetry) - 6/6/2006 6:21:06 PM
But you are and it made me smile!!
Escape (Poetry) - 12/12/2003 5:27:20 PM
It's as good as most of the poetry around here. I liked it a lot. I wish you every success in this crazy literary world. ;)
Escape (Poetry) - 7/20/2003 9:13:56 AM
Lovely, just lovely poetry!
Escape (Poetry) - 7/19/2003 11:31:24 AM