David Masters - The Wonders of Salvage (1924)
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Real-life salvage may not be as exciting as a Clive Cussler novel but Masters gives it a go. He has a short historical overview but mainly focuses on the first World War and its aftermath. Masters made a small side-line out of this, following with The Boys' Book of Salvage (1929), When Ships Go Down: More Wonders of Salvage (1932), Divers in Deep Sea: More Romances of Salvage (1938) and Epics of Salvage (1954) along with other sea-oriented books.