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Silent Killers: Submarines and Underwater Warfare (General Military) Hardcover – June 21, 2011
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“Silent Killers will serve as an entertaining reference work for those who seek the fuller history of this undersea endeavor.” ―Ryder Miller, San Francisco Book Review
“From wooden to iron and steel hulls, to hand-cranked propulsion, this [book] traces the evolution of the submarine and its continuing importance in military strategy, making for a top pick for any military history holding.” ―The Midwest Book Review (September 2011)
“...Silent Killers is a unique look back into an underwater realm few have ever seen. It is truly a remarkable work on all fronts.” ―Ron Fortier, New York Journal of Books (June 2011)
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is extremely well researched,well organized,well written and profusely illustrated with a plethora of photographs and illustrations;both in color and B&W.
Although the book emphasizes the military uses of submarines in The Civil War,WWI and WWII and shows the impact on naval operations;it also covers the underwater machines built purely for scientiific and salvage purposes.Granted,the military force that have the most advanced weapons and training of the forces to use them;always has the advantage.Therefore,the greatest technical advances tend to occur in wartime;and this has been true with submarines.This book not only covers the history of submarines of the several large countries that have built and used the most submarines;it covers the history of submarines in several other countries.
In all respects this is an excellent book that will impress anyone who has an interest in the history,design,construction,of Submarines for both military and peaceful purposes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this submarine book! Beautiful pictures and great information. Found this book to be very helpful in writing a paper on submarines in the Civil War.Published on January 23, 2014 by LeahBTX
gave the book as a gift to a WWII history buff, looked as though it would be a very interesting read.Published on September 12, 2011 by acn