What are the best submarine non-fiction books?

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    #1Blind Man's Bluff

    Blind Man's Bluff

    Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage is written by Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew, and Annette Lawrence Drew. With over 400 pages, this book was published in 2000 by William Morrow Paperbacks.

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    Michael Austin
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "This seams like an interesting story. I can't help but to feel that if it "reads like a spy thriller" that some of it is embellished. I think it would be a fun read though if someone likes that genre. "
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    #2Heroes Beneath the Waves

    Heroes Beneath the Waves
    Heroes Beneath the Waves: True Submarine Stories of the Twentieth Century is written by Mary Nida Smith. This book features the stories of teenage boys who signed up for the US Navy submarine duty.
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    John Garza
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This is a pretty solid book and a good read. I like the real stories you get from some of the people who actually experienced this."
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    #3Escape From The Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew

    Escape From The Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew
    Escape From The Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew is written by Alex Kershaw. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2008 by Da Capo Press.
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    Alan Nguyen
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I loved this and I'll tell you why. After reading this book, I went on a ten minute search for videos about submarines just because the story is so engaging. Being a Navy Veteran myself, I really appreciated the book as i never got to actually go on a submarine. Great book! "
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    #4Iron Coffins

    Iron Coffins
    Iron Coffins: A Personal Account Of The German U-boat Battles Of World War II by U-boat commander Herbert Werner. With over 300 pages, this book was published in 2002 by Da Capo Press.
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    Daniel Mills
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "Iron Coffins is a classic book and very old-fashioned story. I read it years ago originally but still pick it back up to this day."
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    #5Shadow Divers

    Shadow Divers

    Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II was written by Robert Kurson. With over 300 pages, this book was published in 2004 by Random House.

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    Albert Fox
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "My son bought me this book because he knows I love submarines. I'm glad he did. I couldn't put it down. "
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    #6Wahoo

    Wahoo

    Wahoo: The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine was written by Richard H. O'Kane. With over 300 pages, this book was published in 1996 by Presidio Press. Its first publication was in 1987.

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    Jane Arnold
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Pretty good book. Some parts are kind of hard to follow though."
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    #7Thunder Below!

    Thunder Below!
    Thunder Below!: The USS *Barb* Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II is written by Eugene B. Fluckery. With over 400 pages, the book was published in 1997 by the University of Illinois Press.
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    #8Hitler's U-Boat War

    Hitler's U-Boat War
    Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945 is written by Clay Blair Jr. This book features an account of the naval battle history between Germany and Britain. With over 800 pages, this book is published in 2000 by Modern Library.
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    William Bailey
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This would make for an excellent film, or maybe a few films, if you are into war or battles that happen in the sea then this will be a great book for you to read. I would suggest reading a few other books first about the history of WWII so you have a good grasp of everything before delving into this. Either way though, you can just read this alone and it will keep you engaged the entire time."
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    #9The Terrible Hours

    The Terrible Hours

    The Terrible Hours: The Greatest Submarine Rescue in History is written by Peter Maas. This book features the historical Squalus submarine of the US. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2001 by Harper Perennial.

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    Gerardo Valdés
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This is a great true story that depicts the fate of a submarine crew that had sunken to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. This book show true courage and heroism of a naval officer in the quest and struggle to find a way to save the submerged crew. I highly recommend this book. "
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    #10Silent Running

    Silent Running

    Silent Running: My Years on a World War II Attack Submarine is a personal account written by James F. Calvert on his personal experience on a submarine during World War II. With over 320 pages, this book is published in 1997 by Wiley.

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    Betty Holland
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "This book was amazing and I would highly recommend to anyone considering purchasing. It covers a mans personal experience on a World War II attack submarine and the way it is written makes the story come to life. "
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    #11Amphibious Assault Falklands

    Amphibious Assault Falklands

    Amphibious Assault Falklands: The Battle of San Carlos Water is a book written by Michael Capp with Ewen Southby-Tailyour. Originally published in 1997, the author provides a retelling of amphibious operations in the Falklands War.

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    Chirag Malhotra
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I've been really into books about the Falklands war lately and this book was quite interesting. It tells the real story of Michael Capp who led the amphibious operations. I enjoyed reading a first-hand account about the war as it seems like everything else is written by historians. "
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    #12Operation Corporate: The Falklands War, 1982

    Operation Corporate: The Falklands War, 1982

    Operation Corporate: The Story of the Falklands War, 1982 is a book written by Martin Middlebrook. Originally published in 1985, Operation Corporate recounts the events during the Falklands War.

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    Kathy Riley
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I love submarines and history, so it's always great to find a non-fiction submarine book that details a war. Operation Corporate: The Falklands War, 1982 covers the Falklands War in great detail and the use of submarines during the war. Operation Corporate: The Falklands War, 1982 was an exciting and informative read and likely the best submarine non-fiction book."
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    #13Sea Harrier over the Falklands

    Sea Harrier over the Falklands

    Sea Harrier Over The Falklands is a military history book written by Sharkey Ward. Published in 2007, it provides a controversial account detailing the frictions between the different military services involved in the Falklands War.

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    Dylan Santos
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Love history books and this was no different. Always great to read the experiences people go through through war. "

Summary

Best What are the best submarine non-fiction books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Blind Man's BluffBooks 29 Paid
2Heroes Beneath the WavesBooks 25 Paid
3Escape From The Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous CrewBooks 23 Paid
4Iron CoffinsBooks 22 Paid
5Shadow DiversBooks 21 Paid
6WahooBooks 19 Paid
7Thunder Below!Books 18 Paid
8Hitler's U-Boat WarBooks 16 Paid
9The Terrible HoursBooks 15 Paid
10Silent RunningBooks 14 Paid
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