The Navy Times Book of Submarines
A Political, Social, and Military HistoryBook - 1997
Here is an engaging, informative, and sometimes startling history of the men and the machines that dared to go beneath the surface of the water to enter combat. In his careful reconstruction of events, Brayton Harris combines his extraordinary sense of humor with intensive research, to present a compelling history of the submarine, from conception, to gestation, to birth during World War I, to the genesis of the mighty nuclear submarine.In his excursion through the political, social, and military history of the submarine, Harris refutes many popular myths that grew out of ?eyewitness? accounts and ?copies of copies?--and sets the record straight with wit and insight.A fascinating exploration of the steps and stumbles during development, a rousing tribute to the heroes who fought and died, and a powerful study of the submarine's impact on America, The Navy Times Book of Submarines is an unparalleled source for understanding the great equalizer, the beguiling boat, that decided the outcome of World War I--and changed the face of warfare forever.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xvii, 398 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Submarines