- Paperback: 618 pages
- ISBN-10: 1940750229
- ISBN-13: 978-1940750224
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
American Submarines: Pre Civil War is a detailed historical perspective of American submarine inventors, beginning with Richard Norwood’s Bermuda Tub during the 1630’s and ending with George Henry Felt’s of New York City, who designed a two-man submarine powered by a treadmill during the mid-1850’s. The collection is primarily comprised of material never before published, including isolated library documents, out-of-print news media, and a number of personal diary excerpts, as well as a collection of photographs, blueprints, illustrations, and paintings. It is the first in a five-part series that encompasses America’s submarine experience from the beginning to the present day.