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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.

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.

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.
Author(s): Tony Mitton, Ant Parker

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.
Author(s): Charles A. Lockwood

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 worldthe weapons, the procedures, the people themselvesthe startling facts behind the fiction that made Tom Clancy a #1 bestselling author.
Author(s): Tom Clancy, John Gresham

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.
Author(s): Gerold Frank , James D. Horan, et al.

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.
Author(s): Norman Polmar, K. J. Moore

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.
Author(s): Joe Dunthorne

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.
Author(s): Peter Sasgen

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

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.
Author(s): Nick Sullivan

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

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.
Author(s): Roy Burcher

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.
Author(s): John R. Monteith

Best Submarine Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some submarine books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Sea Wolves: Savage Submarine Commanders of WW2

Author(s): Tony Matthews
ID: 3626187, Publisher: Pen and Sword Maritime, Year: 2023, Size: 7 Mb, Format: epub

Airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare

Author(s): Michael E. Glynn
ID: 3293458, Publisher: Frontline Books, Year: 2022, Size: 9 Mb, Format: epub

Sub Culture: The Many Lives of the Submarine

Author(s): John Medhurst
ID: 3328423, Publisher: Reaktion Books, Year: 2022, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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