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The American Turtle Submarine: The Best-Kept Secret of the American Revolution

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"Highly recommended to American History shelves and anyone who would want to learn more about this enigmatic figure of American History."

-Midwest Book Review

It is commonly believed that the submarine was first used in battle during the Civil War. However, America's best-kept secret during the Revolutionary War was bobbing above the surface in New York Harbor the night of S
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published February 6th 2012 by Pelican Publishing Company (first published January 15th 2012)
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Graeme Davis
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First published as Bushnell’s Submarine by Scholastic (2006), this is a short and very readable book that is suitable for anyone 11 and up.

Despite its modest length and simple language, the book packs an impressive amount of information about the Turtle’s design, development, and combat operations, as well as a lot of useful background on Bushnell himself and his other inventions. There is an overview of submarine experiments before Bushnell’s time, sidebars on various background topics and pers
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