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Engines Afloat From Early Days to D-Day Volume I: The Gasoline Era h/c
Written by Stan Grayson
From the first motor launches and fishing boats to World War II landing craft -
the real story of floating internal combustion.
This fascinating two-volume book presents the only comprehensive history of
the U.S. marine engine industry. Engines Afloat offers a unique blend of biography,
history, and technical explanation with the kind of storytelling for which it author is
so well known. The time frame is 1884 to 1944.
The chapters in Volume I include:
- Pioneers: Regan in San Francisco, Sintz in Ohio and Michigan, the Palmers in Connecticut, Daimler, Otto, Steinway in New York, and others.
- Production: a few pioneer firms lead to dozens as a nation-wide industry develops.
- California: the men and machines of Union, Standard, Hall-Scott, Samson, and others.
- Gray: for the first time, the complex story of this key company.
- Racing: the rise and fall of Van Blerck and Sterling and development of the high speed, lightweight marine engine.
- Appendix: Gold Cup History, Gasoline Engine Terminology.
Approximately 100 illustrations.
Code No. 008901, 211 pages, $96.25
This item is listed under the following subjects:
Ships & Boats
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