Название: Going Deep: John Philip Holland and the Invention of the Attack Submarine
Автор: Lawrence Goldstone
Издательство: Pegasus Books
Для сайта: LitMy
Размер: 20,8 МБ
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.
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