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The deadly deep : the definitive history of submarine warfare / Iain Ballantyne.

Ballantyne, Iain, 1963- author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library 359.93 BAL (Text) 33500012832010 New Checked out 04/08/2019
Thief River Falls Public Library 359.93 BAL (Text) 35500006125403 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781681778778
  • ISBN: 1681778777
  • Physical Description: xii, 729 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: Traces the evolution of the submarine from its ancient beginnings through its culmination as a military vessel, discussing such topics as the buoyancy discoveries of Archimedes, the designs of David Bushnell, and the role of subs in nuclear warfare.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #2
    *Starred Review* Presenting a comprehensive history of the submarine, British naval journalist Ballantyne emphasizes their combat record. That was inaugurated by a primitive type, the American Turtle, in 1776, followed by the first to sink a ship (and itself), the Confederate Hunley, in 1864. Impressive first efforts, they did not create an effective underwater warship, which requires buoyancy, propulsion, maneuvering, weaponry, and life support; John Holland's boats of the early 1900s mastered these technical issues, and from his solutions, the submarine rapidly developed into ocean-stalking predators of deadly effectiveness. Chronicling Germany's attempt to win WWI with submarines, Ballantyne also includes lesser-known operations of the Allies, noting the profound effect the fear of surprise attacks from beneath the waves had and has on naval tactics and strategy. In recounting Germany's WWII U-boat campaign, Ballantyne tracks the Battle of the Atlantic as well as the havoc wreaked against Japan by U.S. submarines. After the war, a vulnerability of submarines, their need to surface and expose themselves to detection, was solved by the advent of the nuclear-powered and -armed submarine. With this overview of the revolutionary warship, Ballantyne ably introduces readers to a subject that boasts an immense bibliography. A great selection for any general-interest collection. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Submarine warfare > History.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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