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Run Silent, Run Deep by Edward L. Beach

Run Silent, Run Deep (1955)

by Edward L. Beach

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This was an excellent read, and totally unlike the movie of which I am extremely fond!

The author was obviously a veteran of military service, as there is a convincing ring of authenticity throughout this book. However, it was never boring, never dry, or even sensational, just factual. I liked the characters, and the brief yet interesting descriptions of the equipment and duties of the men assigned to the submarine service. It's also not a "gung ho!" pro-military perspective, nor anti-military, it just IS.

I stayed up past 1:00am in order to finish it, and I don't give up my sleep for just any book. Highly recommended. ( )
2 vote fuzzi | May 5, 2015 |
What started it out as a rather simplistic sanitized tale of submarine warfare actually surprised me. That the sub commander basically admits to the cold-blooded murder of Japanese sailors took me by surprise. A reasonably good read. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 22, 2014 |
Not a bad book for those people who are into the history and / or stories about submarines in combat. The beginning of the book is slow in my opinion but once they get into the Pacific it is on! I must admit that 2/3 of the way through the book I guessed exactly how it would end but never guessed how dramatic it would be. Well worth the time to read it. ( )
  Loptsson | Oct 7, 2009 |
An absolute classic! The only book on this topic that has come close is Tom Clancy's Hunt for Red October. ( )
  RicDay | Feb 1, 2009 |
If you liked the movie you'll love the book. The story starts a year before we are in the war. and goes though their training and several war patrols. Edward Beach was a submarine skipper in WWII and wrote two good seaquals to this book.
"Dust on the Ocean" and "The Cold Sea" ( )
  usnmm2 | Mar 22, 2007 |
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To the men of our submarine forces in the Atlantic and the Pacific who are today driving their boats down under the sea
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My name is Edward G. Richardson and I am a Commander in the Navy, skipper of the submarine Eel.
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The classic submarine novel of World War II.

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The classic submarine novel of World War II. Richardson, an Annapolis graduate, takes his submarine Walrus deep while avoiding depth charges of enemy destroyers in World War II.

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