10 Ships That Rocked the World

Here it is! My new book will be out in late summer. It will add one more title to the World of Tens series from Annick Press.


This front cover image by Kim Rosen is from Chapter 5, about H.L. Hunley, the first submarine used in battle during the US Civil War. But it didn’t attack this ship — the Lusitania was torpedoed by German U-boats in 1915. One hundred years ago! Submarines had come a long way since 1864, and they’ve continued to evolve.





Here’s the back cover blurb. Now you can see the whole list of 10 ships. Hope you will be curious to read the stories about them later this year.


4 responses to “10 Ships That Rocked the World

  1. Congratulations — can’t wait to read it!

  2. This is a very interesting set of ships to have written about, Gillian: if the book had been written here in Europe, it would probably have been a completely different set of vessels. That had never dawned on me before . . .

    • Hi Alan, thanks for visiting my infrequent postings! My publisher likes to include stories from different parts of the world in these books, hence that particular list of ships. We’ve done the same thing for the next book, 10 Routes….. Right now I’m reading Dead Wake, by Erik Larson, about the last voyage of Lusitania….fascinating!

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