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You Wouldn't Want to Be in the First Submarine!: An Undersea Expedition You'd Rather Avoid (You Wouldn't Want to...)

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Originally published: Brighton, England: Salariya Book Co., 2008.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Children's Press(CT)
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Nick
Oct 06, 2008 Nick rated it liked it
Shelves: military-history
While informative, the flippant and humor-oriented nature of this series doesn't handle this subject matter well. Most of the books in this series deal with disgusting or difficult professions, which can lend itself well to humor. This one deals with the Hunley, the Civil War submarine which achieved several things, but at a horrendous loss of life, sinking three times with all of the crew dying on two of the occasions.
Still, if you want to teach a child about the history of the Civil War, this
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Duane
Nov 12, 2010 Duane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best book in the series! With great illustrations, young readers will learn the history of not only submarines, but submarines in the Civil War. The author does a masterful job of giving young readers just the right amount of information to make young readers educated, yet entertained. I learned so much from this book! A great book for Civil War fans, submarine fans, and reluctant readers.
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cute, even my son liked to read it. very informative and fascinating to read for both kids and adults.
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After working as an in-house journalist and editor in consumer electronics magazines, Ian Graham became a freelance writer. He has written more than 230 illustrated non-fiction books for children and teens, and contributed chapters to books including Dorling Kindersley’s Know it All and Big Ideas that Changed the World. He has a degree in applied physics and a postgraduate diploma in journalism.
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