The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social and Military History

The Navy Times Book of Submarines: A Political, Social and Military History

by Brayton Harris
     
 

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Shattering long-held myths and misunderstandings, author Brayton Harris traces the development of the submarine through an era in which writers of fiction saw the merits better than most professionals-until the Germans almost won World War I. He covers the professional and political arrogance that delayed antisubmarine development for so long that German submarines

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Shattering long-held myths and misunderstandings, author Brayton Harris traces the development of the submarine through an era in which writers of fiction saw the merits better than most professionals-until the Germans almost won World War I. He covers the professional and political arrogance that delayed antisubmarine development for so long that German submarines almost won World War II as well, and examines post-war progress toward the truly awesome submarine of today.

Along the way, Harris explores the shifting moral issues of "unrestricted" naval warfare, outlines the hundred-year search for an effective underwater power plant that culminated in the nuclear reactor, and raises important questions about the future. A fascinating exploration of the steps and stumbles during development, a rousing tribute to those 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 "hunters of the deep.

Author Biography: Brayton Harris, USN (Ret.), is an author and lecturer specializing in maritime and military subjects. His writings include The Age of the Battleship: 1890-1922, and shorter pieces in magazines as varied as Saturday Review and Naval Institute Proceedings.

Author Biography: Walter J. Boyne, USAF (Ret.), is the bestselling author of Beyond the Wild Blue, A History of the United States Air Force, 1947-1997, Silver Wings, Clash of Wings, and many other award-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. A career Air Force officer, he is currently chairman of the board of Wingspan-The Aviation Channel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425157770
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.31(d)

Meet the Author

Brayton Harris spent twenty-four years on active duty with the U.S. Navy, reaching the rank of Captain. He is the author of The Age of the Battleship: 1890-1922. His shorter pieces have appeared in numerous magazines including the Saturday Review, Army Times, and the Naval Institute Proceedings.
Walter J. Boyne is the bestselling author of Weapons of Desert Storm, Silver Wings, and Clash of Wings, among others.

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