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" One of the most riveting war stories I have ever read…. Huffman' s smooth, intimate prose ushers you through this nightmare as if you were living it yourself. " — Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm The dramatic true story of the worst maritime disaster in U. S. history, Alan Huffman' s Sultana brings to breathtaking life a tragic, long forgotten event in America' s Civil War— the sinking of the steamship Sultana and the loss of 1, 700 lives, mostly Union soldiers returning home from Confederate prison camps. A gripping account that reads like a nonfiction Cold Mountain, Sultana is powerful, moving, rich in irony and fascinating historical detail— a story no history aficionado or Civil War buff will want to miss.