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Author Name:    DELGADO, James P. CUSSLER, Clive, foreword

Title:   Silent Killers : Submarines and Underwater Warfare. First Edition in dustjacket.

Publisher:    Osprey Publishing, Oxford, 2011, ISBN:9781849083652 

Seller ID:   101780

DELGADO, James P. Silent Killers : Submarines and Underwater Warfare. With a foreword by Clive Cussler. (Oxford): Osprey Publishing, (2011). First Printing. Pp. (5),[6]-264. Illustrated in colour. Large 8vo, brown cloth with black lettering to spine. "'Silent Killers' examines the history and development of the submarine and its role in naval warfare, from the first experiments with submersible craft to the development of the modern nuclear submarine. The development of submarine technology is studied in detail, from wooden to iron to steel hulls, from hand-cranked to nuclear-powered propulsion, from candle light to electricity, from gunpowder 'torpedoes' to nuclear missiles, as are the personalities involved -- among them David Bushnell, Robert Fulton, Wilhelm Bauer, Lodner Phillips, and John Holland. Tales of dives, disastrous and successful, of engineering triumphs and tragedies, and of combat successes and failures are all included in this fascinating and compelling illustrated history." -from the dustjacket. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00


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