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The Resource Going deep : John Philip Holland and the invention of the attack submarine, Lawrence Goldstone

Going deep : John Philip Holland and the invention of the attack submarine, Lawrence Goldstone

Label
Going deep : John Philip Holland and the invention of the attack submarine
Title
Going deep
Title remainder
John Philip Holland and the invention of the attack submarine
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Goldstone
Title variation
John Philip Holland and the invention of the attack submarine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A history of the controversial attack sub traces the story of the submarine's invention, exploring how self-taught innovator John Philip Holland's obsession with the idea of controlled undersea navigation led to decades of skepticism, setbacks, and innovation
  • "The enthralling history of the attack submarine--and the story of its colorful creator, John Philip Holland--that reveals how this imaginative invention changed the face of modern warfare. From Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to The Hunt for Red October, readers the world over have demonstrated an enduring fascination with underwater travel. Yet the riveting story behind the invention of the submarine--an epic saga of genius, persistence, ruthlessness, and deceit--is almost entirely unknown. Like Henry Ford and the Wright brothers, John Philip Holland was completely self-taught, a brilliant man raised in humble circumstances, earning his living as a schoolteacher and choirmaster. But all the while he was obsessed with creating a machine that could successfully cruise beneath the waves. His struggle to unlock the mystery behind controlled undersea navigation would take three decades, during which he endured skepticism, disappointment, and betrayal. But his indestructible belief in himself and his ideas led him to finally succeed where so many others had failed. Going Deep is a vivid chronicle of the fierce battles not only under the water, but also in the back rooms of Wall Street and the committee rooms of Congress. With a rousing narrative of adventure--surrounded by an atmosphere of corruption and greed--at its heart, [this book] is a story of bravery, passion, and the unbreakable determination to succeed against all the odds."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
PNX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldstone, Lawrence
Dewey number
  • 623.825/7092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holland, John Philip
  • Holland, John Philip
  • Submarines (Ships)
  • Naval architects
  • Inventors
  • Inventors.
  • Inventors
  • Naval architects
  • Submarines (Ships)
  • United States
Label
Going deep : John Philip Holland and the invention of the attack submarine, Lawrence Goldstone
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death from below -- Blurred beginnings -- Made in America -- An American in Paris -- Stars and bars -- Entr'acte: a fictional interlude -- For an independent Ireland -- The Fenian Ram -- Competition from the clergy -- Treading water -- Chasing the carrot -- Challengers -- Uneasy neighbors -- Argonaut -- The plunge -- Shedding ballast -- King's gambit accepted -- A new skipper -- Joining the Navy -- Bottom fishing -- Displacement -- Counterstrike -- Proxy war -- Skewed competition -- A warship in search of a war -- Holland without Holland -- Excessive ballast -- The new class -- Suicide squeeze -- Going deep
Control code
ocn987479009
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books edition.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781681774299
Lccn
2017276023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987479009
Label
Going deep : John Philip Holland and the invention of the attack submarine, Lawrence Goldstone
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death from below -- Blurred beginnings -- Made in America -- An American in Paris -- Stars and bars -- Entr'acte: a fictional interlude -- For an independent Ireland -- The Fenian Ram -- Competition from the clergy -- Treading water -- Chasing the carrot -- Challengers -- Uneasy neighbors -- Argonaut -- The plunge -- Shedding ballast -- King's gambit accepted -- A new skipper -- Joining the Navy -- Bottom fishing -- Displacement -- Counterstrike -- Proxy war -- Skewed competition -- A warship in search of a war -- Holland without Holland -- Excessive ballast -- The new class -- Suicide squeeze -- Going deep
Control code
ocn987479009
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books edition.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781681774299
Lccn
2017276023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987479009

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