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

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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 623.8 GOL (Text) 840191002450357 Auburn Plaza - Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 623.8257 GOLDSTON (Text) 37500004413635 Nonfiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 623.8257 GOL (Text) 34330513132796 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Holland (Text) 31208912514082 non-fiction Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 623.8257 GOL (Text) 70741000145213 Adult Non Fiction Available -
Washington Carnegie PL - Washington B HOLLAND (Text) 21401000169388 Adult Biography Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 921 Holland, John (Text) 31951004213135 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial B HOLLAND, JOHN PHILIP GOLDSTONE (Text) 33946003239956 Biographies . End of Nonfiction section . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781681774299
  • ISBN: 1681774291
  • Physical Description: 378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-368) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Holland, John Philip, 1841?-1914.
Submarines (Ships) > History.
Naval architects > United States > Biography.
Inventors > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
Genre: Biographies.

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