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The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social, and Military History

Brayton Harris; Walter J. Boyne (ed.)
Berkley Books,
1997
ISBN: 0425157776
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Format: Hardcover in Dustjacket
Quantity in stock: 1

Condition: FINE

Price: $25.00 (inc GST)

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Shattering long-held myths and misunderstandings, author Brayton Harris traces the development of the submarine through an era in which writers of fiction saw the merits better than most professionals -- until the Germans almost won World War I. He covers the professional and political arrogance that delayed antisubmarine development for so long that German submarines almost won World War II as well, and examines post-war progress toward the truly awesome submarine of today.Along the way, Harris explores the shifting moral issues of "unrestricted" naval warfare, outlines the hundred-year search for an effective underwater power plant that culminated in the nuclear reactor, and raises important questions about the future. A fascinating exploration of the steps and stumbles during development, a rousing tribute to those who fought and died, and a powerful study of the submarine's impact on America, The Navy Times Book of Submarines is an unparalleled source for understanding the great "hunters of the deep". pp. 398 illusts #0520

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