Run Silent Run Deep

Run Silent Run Deep

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by Edward L. Beach, Edward P. Stafford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870215574

ISBN-13: 9780870215575

Pub. Date: 03/28/1986

Publisher: Naval Institute Press


Universally praised for its powerfully authentic depiction of submarine warfare, Run Silent, Run Deep was an immediate success when published in 1955 and shot to the top of best-seller lists nationwide. The New York Times said of it, "If ever a book had a ring of reality, this is it. . . combat passages rank with the most exciting written about any…  See more details below

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Universally praised for its powerfully authentic depiction of submarine warfare, Run Silent, Run Deep was an immediate success when published in 1955 and shot to the top of best-seller lists nationwide. The New York Times said of it, "If ever a book had a ring of reality, this is it. . . combat passages rank with the most exciting written about any branch of the service." The Saturday Review called the book "a classic," and many reviewers compared its author to such greats as C.S. Forester and Erich Remarque. Today these accolades still ring true for Edward L. Beach's gripping first novel of American submariners confronting a formidable Japanese navy in a vicious battle to control the Pacific. Beach's taut and dramatic narrative, told with the intimacy of a confession, deals with two strong-headed men, Edward Richardson, the commander of the USS Walrus, and his executive officer, Jim Bledsoe, bound together by wartime duty, divided by jealousy, pride, and love for a beautiful woman. But long after the details of this famous novel fade from memory, what remains with us is a startling realization of the way it was, really was, in the silent service during World War II.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870215575
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
03/28/1986
Series:
Classics of Naval Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.35(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Run Silent Run Deep 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JD_in_Huntsville_AL More than 1 year ago
I find it interesting the overview states "...inspired a >>>well-known<<< Hollywood film starring Burt Lancaster and Clark Gable. " "Well known" is the perfect description of the movie because it was absolutely horrid compared to this book. Really, I think all Hollywood did was take an existing submarine movie script and use some of the character's names from the book and the book's title. That's about it. The book goes into a lot of details about what is involved in getting a torpedo into an enemy ship, but does so in a very entertaining way so as not to bore the reader. This, along with "The Flying Tigers" and "Thunderbolt", is one of my three favorite WWII books of all time.
ftglance More than 1 year ago
I originally read this book in 1979. It was great then and it is great now. I consider this book my main reason for joining the navy, and going into submarines. The other books in this series are also great reads.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the moment I picked this book up, I really couldn't put it down. I even got the movie out on video. The movie however, does not do justice to the book and although interesting itself, it strays considerably from the original story. I am currently reading the sequel 'Cold Is The Sea'. My congratulations to the author; Edward L. Beach.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mother read this book to me from Readers Digest when I was a child.   I read the full book later and I still want a copy.  I am a retired torpedo man first class.  Good story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Considered to be one of the monuments of naval literature, this fictitious account of a captain's quest for vengence against a Japanese destroyer in WW2 became a classic tale of high seas adventure. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Navy was severely crippled and the strength of the fleet lay in a handful of destroyers, the aircraft carriers, and a thin line of submarines scattered throughout the Pacific. The American subs were given one major task during these dark days - sink any and all Japanese shipping without being sunk yourself. After his submarine is sunk while attacking a Japanese convoy, the aging captain is assigned to desk duty until he sees his opportunity to command a submarine again by stealing the assignment from the boat's first officer. The captain drills his new crew daily, preparing them for a new form of attack - the bow shot - on a destroyer. The novel was turned into an award-winning film by the same name, starring Clark Gable as the captain and Burt Lancaster as the first officer. These two actors turn in excellent performances, turning a good war movie into a great study of human character. Whether you read the book or see the movie, you won't be disappointed in this tale of heroism in action.