As long as man had dared deep waters, we have waited on shores around the world for ships that never would come home. Lost at Sea is the story of 8 such ships and crews that have vanished with scarcely a trace—or no trace at all. What became of these ships? Why did they and their crews disappear? Where did they go?
Circumstances surrounding the stories of these ships left some gaping holes in general logic. These unexplained mysteries begged to be solved and veteran history/mystery writer A. A. Hoehling has taken up the challenge. He has taken up the challenge. He has turned up some interesting leads, in some cases even after 100 years. Through solid, precise investigation, he has been able to piece together chains of events leading to the disappearances. His original research is based on interviews with relatives of crew members and a reconstruction of events surrounding each case. Fascinating photos of places and personalities in the ships’ histories provide further documentation.
The new evidence and conclusions in Lost at Sea are firmly based in fact. The book’s very credibility makes it unique among historical mysteries and engrossing reading as well.
What happened to them? Were they really Lost at Sea?
A. A. Hoehling has uncovered the answers to many of the puzzling questions surrounding these cases. He offers some startling, plausible conclusions to these international sea incidents that have been baffling experts for a century and more.
A. A. Hoehling is editor of the Congressional Research Service for the Library of Congress. He has worked as a reporter for newspapers in Washington, D. C. and Portland, Maine, and for ten years he was editor of the book program for the Army Times Publishing Company.
He is the author of 20 books, all related to history, among them, Last Train to Atlanta, The Week Before Pearl Harbor, Who Destroyed the Hindedburg, The Great War at Sea, The Lexington Goes Down, and The Last Voyage of the Lusitania.