The deadly deep : the definitive history of submarine warfare / Iain Ballantyne.
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|Breckenridge Public Library||359.93 BAL (Text)||33500012832002||New||Checked out||01/26/2019|
|Fertile Public Library||359.93 BAL (Text)||33500012832010||New||Checked out||01/30/2019|
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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, 
|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.
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