Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat is the fourth book in the original Tom Swift series. "Every boy possesses some form of inventive genius. Tom Swift is a bright, ingenious boy and his inventions and adventures make the most interesting kind of reading." "These spirited tales convey in a realistic way, the wonderful advances in land and sea locomotion and other successful inventions. Stories like these are impressed upon the memory and their reading is productive only of good." This series of adventure novels starring the genius boy inventor Tom Swift falls into the genre of "invention fiction" or "Edisonade".
The man who led the salvage efforts to raise a sunken US Navy submarine recounts the mission in a tale “that will surely rank among the epics of the sea” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). The sinking of the submarine S-51 was one of the greatest tragedies in American naval history. Due to a miscommunication and subsequent collision between the sub and a passing steamship on a September night, the S-51, including thirty-three of its crew of thirty-six, sank to the ocean depths. The tragedy of the S-51 captivated the nation, and was a fixture in the pages of American newspapers. The story took on a whole new dimension when the navy decided to take over the salvage of the thousand-ton behemoth from a civilian company. Heading the crew tasked with this impossible feat was Edward Ellsberg, at the time a lieutenant commander. On the Bottom is Ellsberg’s account of the successes and failures he and his men experienced as they attempted an astonishing feat of engineering and bravery: the first salvage of a submarine from the open ocean.
This novel is not the typical story about a sunken treasure hunt conducted by a cadre of experienced and adventurous men seeking their fortunes under the sea. These four men were just regular guys with no knowledge whatsoever of underwater treasure hunting with its many pitfalls and perils. These were close friends, who had finally reached a point in their rather tedious and somewhat boring lives, where they wanted to do something daring and exciting and, at the same time, provide them with a rare opportunity to become fabulously rich. In a determined effort to keep their activities a total secret from everyone, a thick layer of intrigue caused them many unnecessary hardships and almost turned each of them against the others. Unfortunately, some of their earlier important decisions were totally misguided, and they eventually learned that doing the right thing is always the best way to go. This story is about the day-to-day experiences of those men and how they were able to overcome each of the obstacles they encountered to finally reach a fair and successful conclusion.
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The Sunken Isthmus or Frank Reade, Jr. In the Yucatan Channel is an adventure story by Luis Senarens. Our protagonist inventor Frank seeks and finds adventures, along with his inventions of various robot-like mechanisms to help him on the way.
The French-Canadian Cable Car Operator & The Wealthy American - An upper class young woman in Quebec has a lifelong dream of being the first woman cable car operator in San Francisco; and when she meets a rich American at her debutante party, her dreams are quickly realized. The Sunken Ships In San Francisco Bay - A woman living in the Klondike Territory decides to head down to San Francisco after getting an apparently real treasure map from a local character. Mail Order Bride: The Irish Woman & Her Mysterious Fiancé - An Irish woman is promised to a man in Texas by her father, in return for a dowry to be sent back to her family in Ireland. Mail Order Bride: The English Governess Meets The Cowboy - A governess from England is hired to go out west and become the teacher to a widower’s four children, and perhaps, something much more.