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Author Name:    ELLSBERG, Edward

Title:   Men Under the Sea. 9th printing in dustjacket.

Publisher:    New York, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1945, 

Seller ID:   76221

ELLSBERG, Edward, Captain. Men Under the Sea. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, (June) 1945. Ninth Printing. Pp. (2),[i]-xii,(2),1-365,(5). 24 black and white plates plus frontispiece. 8vo, blue cloth cover with gilt lettering to spine, gilt illustration to cover. Anderson 370. "...Commander Ellsberg here tells the story of the men who go down under the sea into the green twilight and blackness of the ocean floor. He begins with an account of thefinal stages of the salvaging of the submarine S-51 and the quiet heroism of the divers who brought that ship up from the bottom. From this he turns to the tragedy of the S-4, sunk by the destroyer Paulding off Provincetown Harbor, and in a matchless series of chapters relates his own breathless race by ambulance, train and power boat to the scene of the collision and itsheart-rending aftermath. These two undersea tragedies [...] furnish him wi th a background for describing the most recent inventions in submarine salvage work and the latest safety devices for the rescue of men trapped in stricken ships below the sea. [...] The lure of sunken treasure and the possibilities of its recovery fill the closing pages of this unique book of action and adventure." -from the dj [which incidentally gives Ellsberg the rank of Commander]. Slight wear to edges, small stain to edge, else vg & clean in lightly edgeworn bright dustjacket. 80.00


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