Book title: Encyclopedia of American Submarines
Author(s): Wilbur Cross & George W. Feise, Jr.
ISBN: 9780816044603
Publication Year: 2003
Binding: HB
Pages: 332
Price: Rs. 2995
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 Overview

About the Book:

The U.S. Navy purchased it first submarine in 1900—a 64-ton gasoline-powered craft equipped with a dynamite gun and one torpedo tube and having a maximum underwater speed of five miles per hour. Today’s 6000-ton nuclear –powered Los Angeles class submarines carry the 12-tube Tomahawk missile vertical launch system, have mine-deployment capabilities, and can travel up to speeds of 30 knots or more.

Encyclopedia of American Submarines is the first reference book of its kind to provide a complete overview of the history of the craft. It is a comprehensive research guide for students, researchers, veteran submariners, and anyone who wants to learn more about submarines.

About the Author:

Wilbur Cross is the author or coauthor of more than 50 books on a wide range of subjects, including history, biography, adventure, military affairs, science, and health. A Yale University graduate, he served three and a half years in the Pacific during World War II as an Army captain. He started his writing career as a copywriter in a New York City advertising agency and was an editor at Life magazine for eight years, during which period he also contributed to Time/Life books.

George W. Feise, Jr., retired author, columnist, publisher, publicist, and businessman—or so he thought until meeting Wilbur Cross and the Encyclopedia of American Submarines. Feise and his wife, Bonnie, owned and operated a small publishing company in southern New Jersey prior to taking residence on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The main thrust of the company was to promote the history and culture of the state of New Jersey and to publicize the many historical places in the Garden State.


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