Pigboats Hardcover in Dust Jacket 1931 by Edward Ellsberg - World War I Naval Submarine Historical Fiction


Title: Pigboats

Author: Commander Edward Ellsberg

Description: Gray-green cloth boards with black lettering. Head and foot of spine very slightly pushed. Light erasure mark on ffep, previous owner's bookplate and date noted on front paste-down, else clean. 329, plus [3] pp. ads.

An intense novel of submarine warfare during World War I. Pigboats was the basis for the 1933 movie Hell Below. The author, Edward Ellsberg (1891-1983), was himself a naval officer and served in both world wars. He was an expert in undersea salvage and rescue and received the Navy's Distinguished Service Medal for the 1926 raising of the submarine, S-51.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
Place: New York
Year: 1931

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: novel, fiction, war, submarines, submarine warfare, books into movies, Hell Below, World War I, WWI, naval, marine,

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