Clear the Bridge!: The War Patrols of the U. S. S. Tang

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Tang carried the war to the enemy with unparalleled ferocity. This is her story as told by her skipper.
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Overview

Tang carried the war to the enemy with unparalleled ferocity. This is her story as told by her skipper.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780891415732
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 336,861
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2000

    The best sub warfare book there is!

    I got started reading sub warfare books as a kid with a copy of 'Run Silent, Run Deep' in a Readers' Digest Condensed Books volume my Grandmother had. After having collected just about every sub warfare book there is, I have to say that O'Kane's 'Clear The Bridge' is absolutely the best one that has ever been written. I have an old paperback copy of this title that is rapidly disintegrating. I think it has more tape and rubber bands holding it together than it has paper. This is how often I've read it! The writing is done very, very well. O'Kane's long experience in writing patrol reports shows through. While reading this book, you feel like you are part of the crew of the Tang, but with an insight into the Captain's mind - almost like you're his best friend going along with him. If you want to know what it was like to be part of the crew of a WWII US submarine, read O'Kane's other title 'Wahoo' (where he was the Executive Officer). If you want to know what it was like to command a WWII sub, read 'Clear The Bridge'! In fact, read 'Wahoo' first, and then 'Clear The Bridge' as the two of them cover most of the sub war in the Pacific. I'm so happy to see that this book is back in print. I was beginning to dispair over finding a replacement copy for my worn out one!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2000

    Know First hand!

    I read this book only because my Uncle Myerle was aboard this sub. This man has been a big and wonderful part of my life and I used to sit and listen to the stories he told of his life on the U.S.S Tang and then the capture which I know now must of been hard for him to talk about, but he did for me a young little girl who held him in her heart as a hero, I am so very proud of the man he has been, through all that he has been through he is still loving, kind and always has words of love, but I know that he will never forget what life was really like during the war and he will never hold a grudge, this is why I feel that you should read this book, it is about love and forgiveness, He has never said a bad word against the 'enemy' He has always had good words. This book is about life, about surviving,about making each other laugh, about making peace with each other, about just forgiving and that is what my Uncle Myerle has done. Not once have I ever heard him make one bad remark about the 'enemy' Now to me that is LOVE and that is what life is about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Easy reading! Must read for ex Navy.

    I am about half way through this book. Admiral O'kane tells it like it was! I am really enjoying it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Recommended

    I love to read about WW II submarines. The war patrols of Dick O'Kane and the Tang were second to none. The only disappointing thing about Dick O'Kane's writing is that he has too much sub lingo regarding the operation of the engines, dives, plotting courses, etc. Only a submariner would understand that jargon and it was not necessary to include it unless he did so for the benefit of other submariners.

    Nevertheless, it is a must read if you are a WW II submarine fan like I am.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    Father was on tang third fourth war patrol

    Poor men that never made it out

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  • Posted November 26, 2011

    Great Book

    You can't write fiction this good and there was a group of guys who lived it. Adm O'Kane was a stud he writes a recount of his combat missions that is factual. There is a reason he got the Medal of Honor...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2000

    I rode the 'BOATS'

    As aformer submarine sailor i can only say this is one accurate account of the submarine Navy.Very exciting very hard to put this book down.RAdm, O'Kane does 'THE SERVICE' a true service

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