The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941-1945

The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941-1945

by Flint Whitlock, Ron Smith
     
 

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Chosen by WWII History magazine as one of the Best Books of the Year.

In the dark days after Pearl Harbor, the small, illequipped arm of the Navy known as Submarine Force would stand between the shattered U.S. Pacific Fleet and the might of the Japanese Navy. Unfortunately, the spirit and courage of the Submarine Force is being forgotten as the

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Chosen by WWII History magazine as one of the Best Books of the Year.

In the dark days after Pearl Harbor, the small, illequipped arm of the Navy known as Submarine Force would stand between the shattered U.S. Pacific Fleet and the might of the Japanese Navy. Unfortunately, the spirit and courage of the Submarine Force is being forgotten as the veterans of that force pass into history.

To preserve their heroic tales of war beneath the sea, critically acclaimed author and military historian Flint Whitlock, in collaboration with decorated World War II submarine veteran Ron Smith, set out on a journey of more than two years to interview submariners and to record their accounts before the memories of their endeavors are lost forever. These are their stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425223703
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/04/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
997,292
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

John Wukovits
Brings the drama and heroism to the reader's doorstep. (John Wukovits, author of One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa)
William Tuohy
A lively account of wartime U.S. Pacific submarines...a rousing good read. (William Tuohy, author of The Bravest Man)

Meet the Author

Flint Whitlock is the author of Given Up for Dead: American GIs in Hitler's Slave-Labor Camp at Berga.

Ron Smith enlisted in the Navy and was awarded the Submarine Combat Insignia, the Purple Heart, and many other commendations.

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