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Bushnell's submarine : the best kept secret of the American Revolution

Author: Arthur S Lefkowitz
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Nonfiction, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Describes the creation of an underwater ship called the American Turtle by Yale graduate David Bushnell in 1776, and its use in an attempt to sink the British navy's flagship, the HMS Eagle, in New York harbor.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: David Bushnell; David Bushnell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur S Lefkowitz
ISBN: 0439743524 9780439743525
OCLC Number: 60311919
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Sciences (2007).
Description: 136 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: New York at war --
Introducing David Bushnell --
Preparations for war --
Bushnell's American turtle --
Fox fire --
Conning tower --
Last details --
Secretly testing the American turtle --
Bushnell appeals for help --
Turtle goes to war --
Desperate situation --
Vigilant enemy --
Patriotism of Ezra Lee --
Turtle attacks the eagle --
Crucial moment --
Myth of copper-bottomed navy ships --
Seeing underwater --
Urtle in the Hudson River --
Bushnell continues to fight --
Battle of the kegs --
Bushnell joins the army --
Secret life --
New discoveries --
Conclusion --
Postscript --
Acknowledgments --
Art credits.
Responsibility: Arthur S. Lefkowitz.
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Describes the creation of an underwater ship called the American Turtle by Yale graduate David Bushnell in 1776, and its use in an attempt to sink the British navy's flagship, the HMS Eagle, in New York harbor.

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