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Recollections from the Diesel Boats
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591148418
  • Binding: Hardcover
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  • Number of Pages: 352
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  • Date Available: April 2007
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Culled from many never-before-published narratives and oral histories conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Naval Institute, Submarine Stories presents nearly five dozen first-person accounts from the men who were involved with gasoline- and diesel-powered submarines during the 20th and 21st centuries. The story of these boats—their technological evolution and tactical value—is also the story of the men who went to sea in them; the accounts illustrate the human aspects of serving in diesel boats: the training, operations in peacetime and war, liberty exploits, humorous sidelights, and the special feelings of bonding and camaraderie that grew among shipmates.

Paul Stillwell is former editor-in-chief of Naval History magazine and director of the U.S. Naval Institute's oral history program.

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The Submarine Review, July 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
By: Capt. James C. Hay, USN (Ret.), Editor
"?Everybody loves a sea story and the stories from the old days always seem truer and funnier. Paul Stillwell has put together the best collection of submarine sea stories I have ever seen. What makes this collection even better is that a lot of the stories are about young fire-eaters and hell-raisers who later were the leaders of the Submarine Force. It?s all about spirit, living every moment to the fullest and doing your very best at whatever the circumstances of the day arrayed against you. This book should be on every submarine officer?s library shelf.?


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