Portrait of Edward L. Beach Jr. on the USS Triton

Edward L. Beach graduated from the US Navy's submarine school in December 1941, two weeks after Pearl Harbor. He commanded submarines in the Pacific throughout the rest of the war. His first novel, Run Silent Run Deep, became an immediate bestseller, and was later made into a Hollywood blockbuster.

Articles by Edward Beach

More than Half a Loaf

By Captain Edward L. Beach, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 1996
The Department of Defense wrapped up the Kimmel Case with a report that rehabilitates the honor of the Pearl Harbor commanders.

Breakers Ahead!

By Captain Edward L. Beach, Jr. U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 1999
In his new Naval Institute Press book, the boat’s communication officer recounts the scene.

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Rear Admiral Joseph Callo, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired), Captain Edward L. Beach, U.S. Navy (Retired) & Ernest Arroyo
August 2002
The Nelson Touch: The Life and Legend of Horatio Nelson Terry Coleman. London: Bloomsbury, 2002. 423 pp. Illus. Appendixes. Notes. Bib. Index. $35.00 ($31.50). Reviewed, by Rear Admiral Joseph Callo ...


Reviewed by Captain Edward L. Beach, U.S. Navy (Retired), Russell F. Weigley, & Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
August 2001
Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack National Geographic Video, 2001. Narrated by Tom Brokaw. 2 hours. $19.95. Can be purchased at shop.nationalgeographic.com or retail video stores. Reviewed by Captain Edward L ...
Midshipmen Formation

Naval Academy Memories

By Edward L. Beach, Jimmy Carter, John H. Dalton, John S. McCain, III, Robert C. McFarlane, and Walter M. Schirra
October 1995
Naval Academy Memories In honor of the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Naval Academy, Proceedings presents six of the venerable institution’s distinguished alumni and their answers to the question: “What ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Captain Edward L. Beach, U. S. Navy (Retired), Captain Michael T. Isenberg, U. S. Naval Reserve, Jim Sutton, Captain John Coote, Royal Navy (Retired)
January 1988
WAHOO: The Patrols of America’s Most Famous World War II Submarine Rear Admiral Richard H. O’Kane, USN (Ret.). Novato, CA: Presidio, 1987. 345 pp. Photos. Illus. Maps. Gloss. Ind. $18.95 ...

Unlucky in June: Hiyo Meets Trigger

By Captain Edward L. Beach, U. S. Navy
April 1957
The roar of exploding torpedoes and the hull-crushing pounding of depth charges form the obbligato against which the following narrative is laid. The year was 1943, the day June 10th ...

Our Duty Lies Before Us

By Lieutenant Commander Edward L. Beach, U. S. Navy
January 1949
Today, only a few years after the conclusion of a World War, the people of this country find themselves asking, uneasily, whether or not we shall have to fight World ...

Books by Edward Beach