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Argonaut: The Submarine Legacy of Simon Lake

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From the inspired fiction of Jules Verne to the dark menace of the Cold War, submarines have captivated millions for more than a century. Many have been credited for the invention of the submarine, but one significant figure has been seriously overlooked by both historians and the government. Without the efforts of Simon Lake, underwater navigation would be very different ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Texas A University Press
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Mar 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: maritime-history
Excellent biography of Simon Lake, one of the foremost developers of the modern submarine. The book follows the development of Lake's designs in the late 1890s to the later 1930s. It focuses primarily on the Argonaut , the first known sea-going submarine built for underwater salvage work. This is a good companion volume to Submarine: The Autobiography of Simon Lake by Simon Lake and Herbert Corey.
Pierre Lauzon
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Before reading this book, the only thing I knew about Simon Lake was that a U. S. Navy Submarine Tender was named after him.

The book upset many notions I had of submarine evolution and development. I thought that John Holland was the sole inventor of the modern submarine. I thought the Germans had invented the snorkel in World War II and the United States adopted it later. I thought submarines were originally designed only as military ships of war.

This brief book put the history of the modern su
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It was pretty awesome to read about the accomplishments of a relative of mine. He was an amazing man and had only a few things gone a different way he would have received the historical recognition that he should have.
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