The mysterious case of Rudolf Diesel

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“The hidden history of one of the world’s greatest inventors, a man who disrupted the status quo and then disappeared into thin air on the eve of World War I–this book answers the hundred-year-old mystery of what really became of Rudolf Diesel. September 29, 1913: the steamship Dresden is halfway between Belgium and England. On board is one of the most famous men in the world, Rudolf Diesel, whose new internal combustion engine is on the verge of revolutionizing global industry forever. But Diesel never arrives at his destination. He vanishes during the night and headlines around the world wonder if it was an accident, suicide, or murder. After rising from an impoverished European childhood, Diesel had become a multi-millionaire with his powerful engine that does not require expensive petroleum-based fuel. In doing so, he became not only an international celebrity but also the enemy of two extremely powerful men: Kaiser Wilhelm II of G

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Weight 568 g
Dimensions 16.2 × 24.3 × 3.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

x, 374 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition

First Atria Books hardcover edition

Dewey

609.2 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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