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Iron Men and Tin Fish

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The first book to deal exclusively with the failure of the Mark XIV torpedo during the first two years of the American effort in World War II, this study combines analysis of the technological and bureaucratic problems with riveting accounts of combat to provide a new interpretation of the failure and the Navy's response to it.

Iron Men of Hendy

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Hellions of the Deep

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Ultimately, World War II was the first war won by technology, but within only a few weeks after the war began, the U.S. Navy realized its torpedo program was a dismal failure. Submarine skippers reported that most of their torpedoes were either missing the targets or failing to explode if they did hit. The United States had to work fast if it expected to compete with the Japanese Long Lance, the biggest and fastest torpedo in the world, and Germany's electric and sonar models. Hellions of the Deep tells the dramatic story of how Navy planners threw aside the careful procedures of peacetime science and initiated &"radical research&": gathering together the nation's best scientists and engineers in huge research centers and giving them freedom of experimentation to create sophisticated weaponry with a single goal&—winning the war. The largest center for torpedo work was a requisitioned gymnasium at Harvard University, where the most famous names in science worked with the best graduate students from all around the country at the business of war. They had to produce tangible weapons, to consider production and supply tactics, to take orders from the military, and, in many cases, also to teach the military how to use the weapons they developed. World War II grew into a chess match played by scientists and physicists, and it became the only war in history to be won by weapons invented during the conflict. For this book, Robert Gannon conducted numerous interviews over a twenty-year period with scientists, engineers, physicists, submarine skippers, and Navy bureaucrats, all involved in the development of the advanced weapons technology that won the war. While the search for new weapons was deadly serious, stretching imagination and resourcefulness to the limit each day, the need was obvious: American ships were being blown up daily just outside the Boston harbor. These oral histories reveal that, in retrospect, surprising even to those who went through it, the search for the &"hellions of the deep&" was, for many, the most exciting period of their lives.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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The Iron Men

Author : Leonard B. Scott
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Both recipients of Germany's Iron Cross for valor, World War II veterans Axel Mader and Jorn Furman share an even more powerful bond, the desire to avenge the slaughter of their comrades-in-arms by a ruthless SS officer. 25,000 first printing. $10,000 ad/promo.

Battle Beneath the Waves

Author : Robert Cecil Stern
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It was the menace of the German submarines that so nearly brought defeat to the British in World War II. The U-Boats wreaked havoc on Allied merchant ships and their vital cargoes, but in turn suffered horrendous losses, vanquished by the superior tactics and dogged seamanship of their pursuers. Seventy per cent of U-Boat crewmen perished at sea. This is the story of the U-Boat wars, from 1914 to 1945, recreated from the experiences of German survivors, a tale of constant danger.

Sale Catalogues of Libraries of Eminent Persons Munby A N L Poets and men of letters

Author : Alan Noel Latimer Munby
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Industrial Canada

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Choice

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The Iron Man and The Tin Woman

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Antiquarian Bookman

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Bradstreet s Weekly

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Far Eastern Economic Review

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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English The supplement 7th rev and enl ed 1970

Author : Eric Partridge
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Comics Values Annual 1999

Author : Alex G. Malloy
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Featuring more than 35,000 updated prices, this easy-to-use guide covers all the new titles in the rapidly expanding comics market. 600 illustrations.

Spanish Economic News Service

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Scientific American

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American Book Publishing Record

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Occupation and Health

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Standard Guide to Golden Age Comics

Author : Alex G. Malloy
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A comprehensive guide and invaluable reference to Golden Age comics, which appeared from 1938 to 1956, offers one thousand comic book covers and an easy-to-use tab reference for identifying and pricing classics such as Batman, Superman, and Captain Marvel. Original.