Free shipping on all orders in the USA!

Going Deep: John Philip Holland and the Invention of the Attack Submarine

ISBN: 9781681774299
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2017-06-06
Number of pages: 352
  • Sale
  • Regular price $33.96

Any used item that originally included an accessory such as an access code, one time use worksheet, cd or dvd, or other one time use accessories may not be guaranteed to be included or valid. By purchasing this item you acknowledge the above statement.

Description


The controversial 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 travel under the sea. Yet the riveting story behind the invention of the submarine―an epic saga of genius, persistence, ruthlessness, and deceit―is almost completely 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. A rousing adventure―surrounded by an atmosphere of corruption and greed―at its heart this a story of bravery, passion, and the unbreakable determination to succeed against long odds. B&W illustrations and photographs throughout

Customer Reviews


MORE FROM THIS COLLECTION