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Old 11-06-2010, 12:13 PM
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The must be some "submarine novel" fans out there, Das Boot, Run Silent, Run Deep, and of course Hunt for red October ... Larry Bond released "Cold Choices" last year and I just finished it. Pretty good, anybody have any others?
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Ice Station Zebra.... by A. MacLean

On the beach.....by N. Shute

Both classics and have been made into movies
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"The Terrible Hours" by Peter Maas
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Blind Man's Bluff, It's non-fiction but has a lot of good action in it.
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Operation petticoat. Wait, that was a movie.
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Who can forget "The Enemy Below", with Robert Mitchum and Curd Jurgens.

How about "The Bedford Incident".

"It they fire one, I'll fire one........."

"One fired........"
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"Das Boot"
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Thank you, I'm off to the library
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Are you looking at suggestions for fiction or non-fiction.

If you like fiction check out "Crush Depth" and anything else written by Joe Bluff.

Red Storm Rising has some submarine warfare scenes in it.
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I visited the USS Bowfin in Pearl Harbor a couple of years ago and picked up the book. Great non-fiction read.

Bowfin: The True Story of a Fabled Fleet Submarine in World War II (Classics of War) by Edwin Palmer Hoyt
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Blind Man's Bluff. Its about submarine special ops during the cold war. It was a good read.
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"Sharks and Little Fish" - German u-boats
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I read most of patrick robinson's. Start from oldest to newest

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=...nid=2272759011
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Long time since I had time to read a novel... but if you are looking for a movie... i REALLY liked U-571....

and of course, every time i find the hunt of the red october on any channel, at any time or on any part of it... I have to leave that channel on...
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Originally Posted by Mostly Harmless View Post
Blind Man's Bluff, It's non-fiction but has a lot of good action in it.
This is an awesome read..as well as The History Channel did a show and interviewed many of the sailors who were involved. One of them was Norm Walker..my boss at Diebold for over twenty years. A recovering alcoholic (he has written a book, Hero in a Bottle, so I am not breaking his anonymity) he never told any of us about the incident. Only after writing the book did many of us learn about the incident and his heroism. He was booted out of the Navy after 18 yrs as a sailor for his alcoholism. However in his sobriety he was able to join the fleet reserves in Tampa in the mid 80's and serve long enough to get his retirement. He is a true hero and a wonderful guy to spend some time around. He and his wife Joan have retired to near Lexington, Kentucky.
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I second "the terrible hours". good read
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Escape From The Deep (non-fiction) by Alex Kershaw is a good one.
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Originally Posted by Ranger88 View Post
Who can forget "The Enemy Below", with Robert Mitchum and Curd Jurgens.
Every time that movie is on I have to watch it. UNBELIEVABLE
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Very good book
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Escape From The Deep (non-fiction) by Alex Kershaw is a good one.
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Thanks. Lots of good suggestions there, I've read everything that Tom Clancy has written, most of Clive Cussler's ( Entertaining but not in the same class) as well as some that have been suggested. thanks again ( I'm sure the list above will keep me busy throughout the winter ) and I would recommend Larry Bond as being a talented author.

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