The Submarine: A History

The Submarine A History For centuries people dreamed of navigating under the sea but it was not until the beginning of the twentieth century that inventors succeeded in developing practical submarines With the coming of Wor

  • Title: The Submarine: A History
  • Author: ThomasParrish Carla Bolte
  • ISBN: 9780670033133
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For centuries people dreamed of navigating under the sea, but it was not until the beginning of the twentieth century that inventors succeeded in developing practical submarines With the coming of World War I, nations saw something entirely new in war the deadly effectiveness of underwater craft, with German U boats threatening to starve Britain and bringing the United SFor centuries people dreamed of navigating under the sea, but it was not until the beginning of the twentieth century that inventors succeeded in developing practical submarines With the coming of World War I, nations saw something entirely new in war the deadly effectiveness of underwater craft, with German U boats threatening to starve Britain and bringing the United States into the war, thus proving underwater battles important than the great battles fought on land A generation later U boats repeated the struggle in the Atlantic, while in the Pacific U.S submarines literally put Japan out of business Then in the nuclear age, the true submarine became the most powerful weapon of war ever created the weapon that paradoxically kept the peace Now, military historian Thomas Parrish tells the story of those who first dreamed of underwater ships of the practical and ingenious inventors and engineers who created and developed the submarine of visionary naval strategists of famous skippers on all sides steel nerved men like America s Dick O Kane, Germany s Reinhard Hardegen who wielded this weapon of the famous and infamous deeds of boats like the U 20, the Wahoo, and the nuclear powered Nautilus and George Washington and of the tragedies that befell boats like the American Thresher and the Russian Kursk Parrish s compelling narrative blends strategy, high policy, technology, heroism, and perilous adventure.

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    1 thought on “The Submarine: A History”

    1. Only a "history" in the loosest sense of the word, this is a bloated and rambling catalogue of engagements in which submarines happened to be involved, to greater or lesser extent. As such, it gives no real understanding of what makes submarine warfare unique, or any appreciation for the particular servicemen involved. It's also stunningly boring, the sort of book that drifts by so that you are no less informed about or interested in the subject than you were 250 pages ago. Worthless.

    2. I love Submarines and this book is not about a particular war or anything else. it is about how Subs evolved, were used, and created. However don't look for anything but what it says in the title. I love this book.

    3. Picked this up in the house in France where we were staying. An adequate history of the development of submarines, but lacking a little about modern uses of the beasts. Worth borrowing from the library , but not buying for oneself?

    4. I am Carla Bolte, and I am NOT the author of this book. The author is Tom Parrish. I simply designed the interior. However, I will say this is an excellent book, well written, full of interesting information, and a surprisingly great read.

    5. Over the years I have read dozens of books on submarines. It's not the best I ever read, but it is still a nice general history.

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