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The Resource The deadly deep : the definitive history of submarine warfare, Iain Ballantyne

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

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The deadly deep : the definitive history of submarine warfare
Title
The deadly deep
Title remainder
the definitive history of submarine warfare
Statement of responsibility
Iain Ballantyne
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "At the heart of this thrilling narrative lurks danger and power, as acclaimed naval writer Iain Ballantyne reveals some of warfare's murkiest secrets. The cast of colorful characters includes an American who devised plunging boats to attack the British, who then switched sides and tried to help the Royal Navy defeat Napoleon; a former monk who created submersible boats to assist the cause of Irish liberation; and a spy who, during the American Civil War, hid Confederate submarine secrets in her bonnet. The reader is plunged into the epic convoy battles of the twentieth century's two world wars, when hopes of victory were placed on the shoulders of daring young submarine captains, many of whom perished along with the men they commanded. We learn of efforts by the British to seize Enigma material from U-boats, how Germany's so-called Grey Wolves were not always brave or invincible, and the role of American submarines in bringing Japan to its knees. With skill and verve, Iain Ballantyne expertly narrates attacks by Royal Navy X-craft on Tirpitz; Nazi plans to bombard New York with primitive cruise missiles; and episodes when the Cold War era turned hot--not least the sinking of the Belgrano. This definitive history concludes with a look at the resurgence of submarines as political and military tools and the threat of nuclear annihilation they pose."--Dust jacket
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NjBwBT
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1963-
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Ballantyne, Iain
Dewey number
359.9/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
V210
LC item number
.B28 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Submarine warfare
  • Anti-submarine warfare
Target audience
adult
Label
The deadly deep : the definitive history of submarine warfare, Iain Ballantyne
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 729 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778778
Lccn
bl2018188626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • on1066114374
  • (OCoLC)1066114374
  • 2434574
Label
The deadly deep : the definitive history of submarine warfare, Iain Ballantyne
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 729 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778778
Lccn
bl2018188626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • on1066114374
  • (OCoLC)1066114374
  • 2434574

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