Silent Running: My Years on a World War II Attack Submarine

Silent Running

My Years on a World War II Attack Submarine

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ISBN10: 047119705X ISBN13: 9780471197058 Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc Published: Oct 15 1997 Weight: 1.00lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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"I am just one of many who experienced life on a submarine duringWorld War II. Silent Running is a story sincerely told--free of anyrevisionism or cynicism--and I commend Vice Admiral Calvert forsharing this dramatic personal account of that difficult andexciting time." --President George Bush

"Hardened old sub vet that I am, I still felt the need for twoweeks R&R after reliving Jim's only too realistic warpatrolling adventures." --C. W. Nimitz, Jr., Rear Admiral, USN(Ret.)

"I believe it is the best personal account yet written on U.S.submarine operations in the Second World War. Calvert] writes withlucidity and a rare candor. We get an extraordinary sense of whatit was like, feeling the tensions and emotions, sharing thesuccesses and disappointments, ... This is a true story with tealpeople, always gripping and sometimes tender. It is exciting toread and hard to put down. --J. L. Holloway, Admiral, USN (Ret.)President, Naval Historical Society, Chief of Naval Operations,1974-1978.

"I knew Jim Calvert Throughout the war, and in this book he hastold the submarine story in a way that catches the flavor and tangof the real thing. This is the way it really was." --Frederick B.Warder, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.) Legendary W.W. II skipper of theSeawolf.
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