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Author Manstan, Roy R., author

Title The listeners : U-boat hunters during the Great War / Roy R. Manstan
Published Middletown CT : Wesleyan University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 336 pages)
Series Garnet books
Garnet books.
Contents Preface: Submarine warfare / its genesis in Connecticut -- Introduction: The war to end all wars -- Part 1. 1914-1916 -- Predator and prey -- The Firth of Forth -- Sighs of a lovesick mermaid -- Hunting submarines from shore -- A game of hide and seek -- Lusitania -- America awakens -- Preparing for the inevitable -- Part 2. 1917 -- America enters the war -- Crossing the Atlantic -- The first tentative steps -- Physics pure and simple -- A sound detector of exceeding delicacy -- From the laboratory to sea -- Matters of life and death -- A "probable" first kill -- Part 3. 1918 -- Coldest winter on record -- The Naval Reserve Flying Corps -- Listeners in the sky -- The crazy American; U-boats beware -- Invisible light and other magic -- U-boats westward to America -- America eastward to the war -- Listeners at the front and armistice -- Epilogue: the war that did not end all wars
Summary "Tells the story of the emergence of the submarine in 1914, its impact on warfare, and the efforts to combat it."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 24, 2018)
Subject United States Naval Engineering Experiment Station -- History.
Anti-submarine warfare -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Hydrophone -- History -- 20th century.
Submarines (Ships) -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Atlantic Ocean.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations -- Submarine.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Connecticut -- New London.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018020180
ISBN 0819578371 (electronic book)
9780819578372 (electronic book)
(hardcover)
Other Titles U-boat hunters during the Great War