Submarine Book : A Portrait of Nuclear Submarines and the Men Who Sail Them. 1st US in dj

By: LAWLISS, Chuck

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LAWLISS, Chuck. The Submarine Book : A Portrait of Nuclear Submarines and the Men Who Sail Them. N.Y./L.: Thames and Hudson, (1991). First US Printing. Pp 160. Illustrated. 4to, blue cloth. "Described here in detail, and illustrated with more than 110 historical drawings and photographs, are the ideas and designs of the early geniuses of submarine development: the young Yale graduate David Bushnell, whose Turtle submersible is credited with carrying out the first submarine war mission in history during the American Revolution; the Irish immigrant John Holland, whose Holland VI first persuaded the United States Navy to establish a serious underwater force; Simon Lake,whose Argonaut I engaged in the first extended observation of marine life, but whose sophisticated military designs were rejected by the United State s and bought by the Russians and the Japanese prior to World War I; and in more recent times Admiral Hyman Rickover, who almost singlehandedly broughtsubmarines into the nuclear age with the success of the Nautilus project. Here, too, are informative and engrossing accounts of the decisive roles submarine fleets played in both World Wars, along with a brief Afterword highlighting the significance of the use of submarines in the Gulf War. The tragic Squalus and S-4 disasters, which have prompted a relentless demand for effective submarine rescue techniques, are also recounted in gripping detail." - from the dj. Vg in price-clipped dj. 25.00

Title: Submarine Book : A Portrait of Nuclear Submarines and the Men Who Sail Them. 1st US in dj

Author Name: LAWLISS, Chuck

Categories: 70,

Publisher: Thames and Hudson, New York, 1991,:

Seller ID: 23203

Keywords: NAUTICAL SUBMARINES UNITED STATES NAVAL NUCLEAR AMERICAN SUBS NAVY HISTORY,