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Ellsberg, Edward 1891-1983

Overview
Works: 56 works in 300 publications in 5 languages and 6,690 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Juvenile works  History  Naval history  Biography  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3509.L6667, 919.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edward Ellsberg
Hell on ice; the saga of the "Jeannette" by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

24 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account in fictional form of the 1879 expedition under Lieutenant Commander G.W. De Long, to reach the North Pole via the Bering Sea, narrated by chief engineer of the expedition, G.W. Melville
On the bottom by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

36 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Captain Paul by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

21 editions published between 1941 and 1948 in 3 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictionalized biography of John Paul Jones
Under the Red sea sun by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

11 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Navy admiral's firsthand account of the Allied salvage operation that played a key role in recovering North Africa from the Nazis during World War II. By 1942, Mussolini's forces were on the run in East Africa. In order to slow the Allied advance, the Italians used audacious tactics--including making ports inoperable, leaving the Allies without the infrastructure necessary to continue the war effort. At Massawa, Eritrea, the fleeing Italians left the largest mass wreck in the world, turning a vital port into a tangle of shattered ships, cranes, sunken dry docks, and dangerous booby traps. In order to continue the war effort and push back the Axis powers in Africa, the Allies enlisted a naval salvage expert known as Commander Ellsberg. Ellsberg, a veteran miracle worker in raising sunken ships, was given his toughest assignment yet: Reopen the port with no budget, no men, and no tools. The British had claimed the task was impossible--Massawa couldn't be cleared. But a determined Ellsberg navigated complicated American and British bureaucracies to build a ragtag group of international civilians and pull off a historic feat of engineering. This is his account of that crucial operation--the largest of its kind the world had ever seen--accomplished in the searing heat of Eritrea
No banners, no bugles by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and French and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unheralded story of how salvage helped the Allies win back North AfricaBy the time America joined World War II, Edward Ellsberg had already earned his place as one of the world's great marine salvage engineers, and his bestselling accounts of raising doomed submarines and histories of classic diving operations had made him a literary star. With America's entry into the war, Ellsberg returned to active duty with no easy assignment: clearing the vital port at Massawa, Eritrea, with no men, no equipment, and no budget. No Banners, No Bugles picks up with Ellsberg stationed at Oran, Algeria, an important Mediterranean harbor as the Allies prepare for Operation Torch, the fight to reclaim North Africa from the Axis powers. Following his success at Massawa, Ellsberg must sort out the disorganized mess left by the Vichy French and find a way to open the port, though his flagging health proves to be a dangerous obstacle. As General Eisenhower's chief of salvage in the Mediterranean, Ellsberg needs to clear harbors all across North Africa. No Banners, No Bugles is the riveting story of how Ellsberg the miracle worker tackled his greatest mission yet
The far shore by Edward Ellsberg( )

21 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Participant's account of D-Day, particularly of the constructing and transporting of two artificial harbors to the Far Shore of Omaha Beach
Men under the sea by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

22 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pulse-pounding compilation of bravery at the bottom of the ocean Commander Edward Ellsberg rose to fame after leading the harrowing effort to raise the sunken submarine S-51 just off Long Island. That is where he begins Men Under the Sea , his tribute to and history of the men who risk everything to plunge into the blackness of the deep sea. Ellsberg holds an expert’s knowledge of deep-sea salvage, and that knowledge has put him repeatedly on the front lines of some of the world’s worst wrecks. After the S-51 , Ellsberg goes on to the heartrending tale of the sinking of the submarine S-4 , which sank after a collision with forty sailors aboard. Commander Ellsberg races to the scene through land, air, and sea to search for potential survivors trapped aboard the sunken sub. Ellsberg also regales readers with stories of some of the most famous underwater missions in history, such as men submerging deep to recover £5 million worth of gold from the wreck of the Laurentic , bringing vast treasures from the ocean bottom, and diving to rescue thirty-three survivors from the stricken submarine Squalus . Ellsberg’s passion, experience, and natural narrative talent turn Men Under the Sea into an unforgettable voyage
"I have just begun to fight!" The story of John Paul Jones by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

14 editions published between 1942 and 1964 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain of a merchant ship at the age of twenty-one, commander of the first navel vessel to fly the Stars and Stripes, he was the man who defeated the British Serapis in one of history's greatest sea battles, who sang out when his ship, Bon Homme Richard, was sinking and his enemy ordered his surrender, "I Have Just Begun to Fight!" And he kept on fighting - and won
Full forty fathoms : stories of underwater adventure( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten tales of daring, solitary encounters with natural and man-made perils of the sea
Thirty fathoms deep by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

13 editions published between 1930 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern salvage ship tries to recover a sunken Spanish galleon laden with jewels and great bars of gold off the coast of Peru despite the treachery of the sea and a pirate crew who want the treasure for themselves
Mid watch : a novel by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

8 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boiler blows up in an old US Navy cruiser making a full power run sometime before WW I. Ensign is made scapegoat and court martialled
Ocean gold by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

11 editions published between 1935 and 1965 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep-sea salvage operations. Sequel to "Thirty Fathoms Deep". Followed by "Spanish Ingots."
Treasure below by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

9 editions published between 1940 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hölle im Eis : die Sage von der 'Jeannette' by Edward Ellsberg( )

8 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in German and English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal narrative in fictional form of G. W. Melville, chief engineer of the "Jeanette" on an arctic expedition
Passport for Jennifer by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pigboats by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

4 editions published between 1931 and 1933 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saga of a US Navy "L" class submarine during WW I
Cruise of the Jeannette by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

6 editions published between 1949 and 1952 in English and Swedish and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World War II chronicles by Edward Ellsberg( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A navy admiral's firsthand accounts of three triumphant operations in Europe and North Africa during World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, naval engineering genius Edward Ellsberg came out of retirement to serve his country once again. In these three riveting histories, he recounts the incredible salvage missions and audacious battle plans he took part in during the Second World War. Under the Red Sea Sun: In 1942, Mussolini's forces were on the run in East Africa. At Massawa, Eritrea, the fleeing Italians left the largest mass wreck in the world, turning a vital port into a tangle of shattered ships and dangerous booby traps. In order to continue the war effort and push back the Axis powers in Africa, the Allies enlisted Commander Ellsberg, who navigated the complicated American and British bureaucracies to pull off a historic feat of engineering-the largest of its kind the world had ever seen. The Far Shore: Rear Admiral Ellsberg describes in detail the meticulous preparation and efforts behind the Normandy Invasion-efforts that would keep the flow of men and materials streaming onto the beaches and into the heart of Europe. From dealing with the extremes of engineering possibilities to wrestling with the knowledge that countless lives depended on the success of his intricate planning, Ellsberg worked himself into exhaustion to do his part. Vividly described by a man who saw firsthand the horrors of war and the cost of victory, The Far Shore takes readers through the brutal surf, onto the bloody beaches, and into the mind of one of World War II's little-known heroes. No Banners, No Bugles: In Oran, Algeria, a crucial port city, Ellsberg helped the Allies prepare for Operation Torch, the fight to reclaim North Africa from the Axis powers. As General Eisenhower's chief of salvage in the Mediterranean, Ellsberg had to sort out the disorganized mess left by the Vichy French and find a way to open the harbor, though his flagging health proved to be a dangerous obstacle. No Banners, No Bugles is the riveting story of how Ellsberg, the miracle worker, tackled his greatest mission yet
Spanish ingots by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

3 editions published between 1936 and 1950 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After jettisoning the Spanish gold to avoid it's confiscation by the Peruvian navy and scuttling the Lapwing, Philip Ramsay charters an old "S" class submarine, now a travelling exhibition, to recover the treasure
S-54, stories of the sea by Edward Ellsberg( Book )

4 editions published between 1932 and 1946 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Commander Ellsberg

Edward Ellsberg Amerikaans officier (1891-1983)

Edward Ellsberg writer and United States Navy admiral

Languages
English (225)

German (8)

French (7)

Swedish (2)

Danish (1)

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