×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

War in the Boats: My WWII Submarine Battles
     

War in the Boats: My WWII Submarine Battles

by William J. Ruhe
 

See All Formats & Editions


Submarine duty in World War II took the lives of more than 20 percent of U.S. submariners. As a young ensign, William J. Ruhe kept a journal on eight action-filled patrols in the South Pacific. His colorful memoir has earned a place with the best naval fiction, among such books as Run Silent, Run Deep and The Hunt for Red October.

Overview


Submarine duty in World War II took the lives of more than 20 percent of U.S. submariners. As a young ensign, William J. Ruhe kept a journal on eight action-filled patrols in the South Pacific. His colorful memoir has earned a place with the best naval fiction, among such books as Run Silent, Run Deep and The Hunt for Red October.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A unique book . . . May easily become a military classic.”

“Reality and intensity are the chief watchwords of this unique and highly personal memoir.”

“The human side of submarine warfare . . . Exciting reading.”

"Bill Ruhe and I were both caught in the early crucible of World War II, both of us in submarines. Here is how it felt. I endorse every word."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574887341
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
04/30/2005
Series:
Memories of War
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
473,287
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Capt. William J. Ruhe, USN (Retired.), received three Silver Stars for his WWII performance and commanded vessels in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He edited the Submarine Review and was a technical adviser to Tom Clancy. He lives in suburban Washington, D.C.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews