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Best Submarine Books You Must Read

Looking for the best Submarine books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. World Submarines: Covert Shores Recognition Guide (2017)

 Best Submarine Books You Must ReadThe essential guide to the world’s submarines, this Covert Shores recognition guide has over 80 full color profiles profile drawings of the submarines in service with the world’s navies. These include many submarines which are not widely known of, let alone covered in other books. * Original color illustrations * Silhouettes with Recognition notes * Specifications * History and descriptions * Large format, full color This book is ideal for serious submarine enthusiasts and casual readers alike. If you, or those around you, have served aboard submarines then World Submarines will prove an…
Author(s): H I Sutton, C Edward Davis

2. Blind Man’s Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage (2016)

 Best Submarine Books You Must ReadBlind Man’s Bluff is an exciting, epic story of adventure, ingenuity, courage, and disaster beneath the sea. This New York Times bestseller reveals previously unknown dramas, such as: A magnificent achievement in investigative reporting, Blind Man’s Bluff reads like a spy thriller, but with one important difference-everything in it is true….
Author(s): Sherry Sontag , Christopher Drew , et al.

3. Super Submarines (Amazing Machines) (2014)

 Best Submarine Books You Must ReadExplore an underwater world with Rabbit, Bird, and Mouse in this marine adventure all about submarines. Zippy wordplay, zappy art, plus a visual dictionary, make this title a must have for bookshelves everywhere. Available for the first time in paperback, this book is filled with lively rhyming text by the award-winning poet Tony Mitton that perfectly complements Ant Parker’s bold, bright illustrations. A picture dictionary identifying submarine parts builds vocabulary and makes learning about subs engaging and fun….
Author(s): Tony Mitton, Ant Parker

4. Sink ‘Em All: Submarine Warfare in the Pacific (2017)

 Best Submarine Books You Must ReadSink ’Em All, was originally published in 1951 by Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, the U.S. Navy commander of the Pacific submarine fleet during World War II. Lockwood, in his leadership role, knew the skippers and crews of the submarines, and retells their wartime successes and tragedies with an intimacy and realism often missing in second-hand accounts. Lockwood also recounts his efforts to improve the provisions and after-patrol accommodations of the submariners, and of his on-going struggle to improve the effectiveness of torpedoes and…
Author(s): Charles A. Lockwood

5. Submarine (Tom Clancy’s Military Reference) (2003)

 Best Submarine Books You Must ReadOnly the author of The Hunt for Red October could capture the reality of life aboard a nuclear submarine. Only a writer of Mr. Clancy’s magnitude could obtain security clearance for information, diagrams, and photographs never before available to the public. Now, every civilian can enter this top secret world…the weapons, the procedures, the people themselves…the startling facts behind the fiction that made Tom Clancy a #1 bestselling author….
Author(s): Tom Clancy, John Gresham

6. U.S.S. Seawolf: Submarine Raider of the Pacific (2017)

 Best Submarine Books You Must ReadThe USS Seawolf was one of the greatest submarine raiders of all time. Having narrowly avoided the attack on Pearl Harbor the Seawolf set out for the seas of the Pacific to wreak havoc on Japanese shipping. Joseph Melvin Eckberg was on the Seawolf from her maiden voyage and remained with her until January 1943. As chief radioman he was instrumental in assisting Captain Frederick Warder to find and destroy enemy targets. From the claustrophobia of being trapped under water and the overwhelming fear of depth charges to the joys of aiding the war-effort and the camaraderie on the ship,…
Author(s): Gerold Frank , James D. Horan, et al.

7. Cold War Submarines: The Design and Construction of U.S. and Soviet Submarines, 1945-2001 (2005)

 Best Submarine Books You Must ReadSubmarines had a vital, if often unheralded, role in the superpower navies during the Cold War. Their crews carried out intelligence-collection operations, sought out and stood ready to destroy opposing submarines, and, from the early 1960s, threatened missile attacks on their adversary’s homeland, providing in many respects the most survivable nuclear deterrent of the Cold War. For both East and West, the modern submarine originated in German U-boat designs obtained at the end of World War II. Although enjoying a similar technology base, by the 1990s…
Author(s): Norman Polmar, K. J. Moore

8. Submarine: A Novel (Random House Movie Tie-In Books) (2011)

 Best Submarine Books You Must ReadAt once a self-styled social scientist, a spy in the baffling adult world, and a budding, hormone-driven emotional explorer, Oliver Tate is stealthily nosing his way forward through the murky and uniquely perilous waters of adolescence. His objectives? Uncovering the secrets behind his parents’ teetering marriage, unraveling the mystery that is his alluring and equally quirky classmate Jordana Bevan, and understanding where he fits in among the mystifying beings in his orbit. Struggling to buoy his parents’ wedded bliss, deep-six his own virginity, and sound the depths of…
Author(s): Joe Dunthorne

9. Stalking the Red Bear: The True Story of a U.S. Cold War Submarine’s Covert Operations Against the Soviet Union (2010)

 Best Submarine Books You Must ReadStalking the Red Bear, for the first time ever, describes the action principally from the perspective of a commanding officer of a nuclear submarine during the Cold War — the one man aboard a sub who makes the critical decisions — taking readers closer to the Soviet target than any work on submarine espionage has ever done before. This is the untold story of a covert submarine espionage operation against the Soviet Union during the Cold War as experienced by the Commanding Officer of an active submarine. Few individuals outside the intelligence and submarine communities knew anything about these top-secret…
Author(s): Peter Sasgen

10. Submarines (Pull Ahead Books ― Mighty Movers) (2005)

 Best Submarine Books You Must ReadHow do submarines sink and float? What do submarines do underwater? Looking at features from the top of the periscope to the end of the torpedo tubes, this book uncovers how and why submarines work miles under the surface of the ocean….
Author(s): Matt Doeden

11. Deep Shadow (The Deep Series) (Volume 1) (2018)

 Best Submarine Books You Must ReadIn the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, something lethal is on the move. Scuba divers travel from all over the world to visit the little island of Bonaire, with its crystal-clear waters and a host of beautiful marine life. After three years in the “Diver’s Paradise”, divemaster Boone Fischer thought he’d seen it all; but on a routine afternoon dive, he spots something that will turn his tranquil life upside down.From the arid shores of the ABC Islands to the tropical jungles of Venezuela—from the ocean depths of the Southern Caribbean, to the lush islands of the Northern Leewards, Deep Shadow takes Boone and…
Author(s): Nick Sullivan

12. Daddy’s Submarine: The Life of Submarine Children (2019)

 Best Submarine Books You Must ReadDaddy’s Submarine displayed with bright colors and beautiful pictures helps children understand the complex life of submarines and the hardships of submarine deployments….
Author(s): Bethany Patterson, Chelsea Conley

13. Concepts in Submarine Design (Cambridge Ocean Technology Series) (1995)

 Best Submarine Books You Must ReadThis book shows how the engineering and architectural aspects of submarine design relate to each other, and describes the operational performance required of a vessel. The authors explain concepts of hydrodynamics, structure, powering and dynamics, in addition to architectural considerations that bear on the submarine design process. They pay particular attention to the interplay among these aspects of design, and devote a final chapter to the generation of the concept design for the submarine as a whole. Submarine design makes extensive use of computers, and the…
Author(s): Roy Burcher

14. Rogue Avenger (Rogue Submarine) (2005)

 Best Submarine Books You Must ReadThey stole his future. He stole their submarine.Now he must do one thing……and it may get him killed.When Jake awoke aboard the ballistic missile submarine, USS Colorado, the puddle of blood was his own. The injury was severe, but it wasn’t what ruined his career.The rescue effort did.His next move may be the only one left.Thrown to the wolves to cover up an officer’s secret, Jake won’t be their sacrificial lamb. When an international arms dealer recruits him to steal the Colorado and sell its nuclear warheads, patriotism and revenge clash within Jake’s heart.Will he agree?Can he pull it off?Blinded by…
Author(s): John R. Monteith

Best Submarine Books You Must Read

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Port Miou and Le Bestouan (Cassis, France): The Largest French Submarine Karst Springs

Author(s): Eric Gilli
ID: 2889808, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Under Pressure: Living Life and Avoiding Death on a Nuclear Submarine

Author(s): Richard Humphreys
ID: 2438462, Publisher: Hanover Square Press, Year: 2020, Size: 8 Mb, Format: epub

Submarine Landslides: Subaqueous Mass Transport Deposits from Outcrops to Seismic Profiles

Author(s): Kei Ogata; Andrea Festa; Gian Andrea Pini
ID: 2442571, Publisher: American Geophysical Union, Year: 2020, Size: 31 Mb, Format: pdf

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