Synopses & Reviews
As entertaining as a high-tech thriller, The Submarine is essential reading for understanding the last hundred years of war. It tells the story of the dreamers who first imagined submersible ships and the ingenious and practical engineers who created them; of the visionary national leaders and naval strategists who supported the development of underwater warships and the famous steel- nerved men on all sides who wielded this weapon. The Submarine details the role of subs in both world wars, and how, in the nuclear age, they became the most powerful weapons of war ever createdthe force that paradoxically kept the peace during the Cold War without firing a single shot.
[Parrish] charts the history of this revolutionary craft, taking pains to stress its halting rise to prominence... (The Washington Post) A fascinating ride. (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
About the Author
Thomas Parrish is the author of a number of highly respected books on twentieth- century history and is the creator and editor of the acclaimed Simon & Schuster Encyclopedia of World War II and the six-volume Men and Battle series.