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 L. Beach Jr.

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 ...

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.
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 ...

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 L. Beach Jr.