Run Silent Run Deep

An American equivalent of Das Boot, this gripping, bestselling novel of submarine warfare inspired a well known Hollywood film starring Burt Lancaster and Clark Gable Set in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the tension filled story focuses on an American submarine captain given orders to destroy Japanese shipping in the Pacific At first his missions go well,An American equivalent of Das Boot, this gripping, bestselling novel of submarine warfare inspired a well known Hollywood film starring Burt Lancaster and Clark Gable Set in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the tension filled story focuses on an American submarine captain given orders to destroy Japanese shipping in the Pacific At first his missions go well, but when he takes on an infamous Japanese destroyer, nicknamed Bungo Pete, a terrifying game of cat and mouse begins From the training of the crew right through to the breathtaking climax, this tale is absolutely riveting, and will have fans of military writers such as Tom Clancy cheering.Edward L Beach graduated from the U.S Navy s submarine school just two weeks after Pearl Harbor, and fought in the Pacific for the rest of the war Run Silent, Run Deep was his first novel and became an immediate bestseller.
Run Silent Run Deep An American equivalent of Das Boot this gripping bestselling novel of submarine warfare inspired a well known Hollywood film starring Burt Lancaster and Clark Gable Set in the aftermath of the attac

  • Title: Run Silent Run Deep
  • Author: Edward L. Beach
  • ISBN: 9780304364657
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Run Silent Run Deep”

    1. Before there was Tom Clancy, there was Commander Edward L. Beach, Jr. If Clancy had studied hard, he might have qualified to change the ink in Beach's pen. Run Silent Run Deep is a classic novel of World War II Pacific theatre submarine warfare. Beach was a WWII submarine veteran himself, and wrote a gripping, plausible thriller about life under the sea and the perils of making war there.It's a book of its time: women are nearly invisible, the Japanese are insulted when they're not feared, and t [...]

    2. I read this book in high school. ( A L-o-n-g time ago ) This book started it alle exploits of Sam Dealey, Morton, Gano, O'Kane.e ships, Trigger, Wahoo, Harder. From this book forward, I was hooked on warships. First were the subs, after that came the Battleships.en cruisers, and finally ending up with DesRon23 and Arleigh Burke. I was the only kid at my high school who could rattle of the entire fleet that attacked Pearl Harbor! While that may be a dubious distinction, the love of ships that beg [...]

    3. This is one of my favorite war stories. It was a major best seller when it came out, ten years after World War II. It has a level of authenticity you seldom find in military fiction. It is a submarine book which reads as if it were written by someone who had commanded a submarine in wartime, for an extraordinary reason: It was.So why isn't this book more widely available? I couldn't find a current paperback or ebook edition at all. The edition I show here is the only one I found. It may still be [...]

    4. Great book! Read this in submarine school in 1972, and got my copy autographed by Ned Beach way back then. One more reason why I wanted to write someday too!

    5. I wanted to read this because I liked the movie so much. As it turned out it was pretty hard to find a copy. No library I could find had it and very few used book sellers had it. I did buy a former library copy now withdrawn only to find myself disappointed as I read the first third to half, wishing I hadn't wasted the $14 on it. However, the book picks up in the last half and becomes quite the page-turner. I found it hard to put down. The characterization becomes better (although that's certain [...]

    6. I really loved this book, mostly because of the way he brought home the experience of a submariner in WWII. The captain is not an overly heroic figure, makes mistakes, has weaknesses, and gets hurt several times. But overall he is competent, makes good decisions, and makes his mark in a tough war. So I found it fairly balanced. The transition from nitty-gritty to romantic prose and back is sometimes not that smooth, but otherwise well written. The author was an actual WWII sub skipper and so the [...]

    7. In this story an american captian of a submarine tells his story of how he got the medal of honnor. The main charaters are Rich(the captian), Jim, and the other officers and crew of the submarine. In this story they are sent to area seven on patrol off the Japanese coast and are told to sink all merchant ships. Im not going to ruin this story so the last thing Ill say is that the main enemy besides Japan in the book is a Japanese destroyer captian who seems to know the names of all the subs he a [...]

    8. One of the best submarine movies ever made is based on this book, yet the book is completely different, and, of course, much better than the movie. Detailed explanations of the methods of firing torpedoes in WWII combined with riveting action make this book equal or better than anything Tom Clancy ever wrote. As for the movie, pre Vietnam Hollywood wasn't ready for the shocking ending of this book.

    9. Reading about the history of those who went before you is a great experience. To read about those battle while you yourself are cruising through those same waters as you are heading into harms way was an awesome encouragement. My Father served on submarines while he was in the Navy. To read Skipper Beach's stories is to understand more of what my Dad went through. Skipper Beach is an Outstanding Author and a great American Hero. To read his stories is in fact, an honor.

    10. I learned more respect for the submarine warfare of World War II, even with radar, they were really exposed out there. A tense, drama about life onboard a submarine hunting for the enemy off the coast of Japan. Well written, and it kept my attention. A very unlikely book for me, but necessary to help understand the risks men had to take when technology and radr was fairly new. Brave souls.

    11. I should recuse myself since Ned Beach was a great and close friend of my father, also a submarine officer who made five combat war patrols in the Pacific in WWII.But the hell with that -- this is a really good, dead-on realistic, gripping book.

    12. This book was awesome, and a compliment to "UP Periscope", which I also just finished. Bravery in the sub force in WWII as well as some character development made a interesting read - just like the first time I read in in 1963 (or so).

    13. I read this book in High school and found it interesting.The idea of living in a small space like sardines.The constant fear of Depth Charges.The failure of torpedoes to explode on contact.No news from home. Isolation, dirty, Little or no fresh air.

    14. it's been a long time since i read this, but i came across it in the library the other day. it has really bad dialogue. overall you'd have a better time playing a game of "Battleship".

    15. Although fiction, contained enough detail to have been extracted from actual events. Best sub book out there for wwII action in the Pacific.

    16. Not the first book I read on WWII (that honor goes to a book on U.S. WWII aircraft that I read in 4th or 5th grade), but certainly the one that hooked me on WWII for good. A novelized story of service on a Pacific fleet submarine that I read in junior high, there is a line describing the mix of diesel fuel and every manner of bodily fluid during a depth charge attack that brought home the brutal truth and outright terror of combat that I still remember some forty-five years later.

    17. Well written and realistic. A historical novel based on a compendium of actual incidents. It really pulls you into the action. You may not enjoy it as much as I did if you are not a military history buff, but certainly worth the read if you Are at interested in what like to be a submariner during WWII.

    18. Fabulous submarine adventure from the WW II, prenuclear days. Well-written, suspenseful, and detailed. Tells a quite different story from the equally riveting film of the same name starring Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, and Don Rickles, but both versions are fascinating and worth reading or watching.

    19. Like Das Boot, or The Cruel Sea, this is fiction but written from first hand experience. This helps to give is a realism and a level of humanity often lacking in war stories.

    20. I’ve had this book on my shelf for the last two years and I had every intention to read it. I finally got a chance to pick it up a few days ago after slogging through four finals. Even though I was, perhaps, not in the best mental state, I enjoyed reading it. One of my favorite things to read about for years and for which I still have a soft spot is submarines during World War II. Of course, the most famous and most storied of these are the German U-boats. I’ve read more things that I can re [...]

    21. Despite getting bogged down early, the second half of this really picked up. I felt like the ultimate redemption was a bit too easy. This is maybe more a 3 or 3.5 but the sudden emotional depth towards the end and strong sub parts bump it up. The book shines during the sub parts, but feels like it struggles during the rest.

    22. This is a novel, but it belongs more accurately to the domain of autobiographical war-narratives. It's a fictionalized, idealized portrayal of one man's submarine war experience. The author, Edward Beach, also wrote a memoir: "Submarine!"In other reviews, the book is criticized for not being philosophical about the horrors of war. There is no doubt that war is horrific. "The Good War" by Studs Terkel is a Pulitzer Prize winning account of WWII that takes a high level approach of documenting all [...]

    23. suggested I might like this because I liked The Cruel Sea, another WWII naval story told by someone who was there. But this book isn't nearly as good. Less than half of this is about the war, there are long passages that read like technical manuals, and there's no sophistication here or even much thinking about the horror of war. Pearl Harbor happens and no one in the novel really thinks about the details, has any empathy for the drowned and burned sailors, or thinks politically about the war. T [...]

    24. Although the story is fictional, the book offers a realistic depiction of submarine combat in the Pacific theater during WWII. It is chiefly the detailed portrayal of life aboard a submarine, inspired by the author's actual experiences, that make this a book worthy of reading. The writing is less than great at times, and certain portions of the novel suffer from awkward pacing, but otherwise, the author excels at describing both the slow and boring, as well as the tense and dangerous moments in [...]

    25. On this classic I'm in the minority. The writing is of high quality and obviously authoritative; but this is mostly a cold sub hunt from training drills to the real thing. The potentially explosive rivalry between officers fades.Naval settings are endemically prime territory for novelization. But I much prefer C. S. Forester, the master; and Richard Woodman. The Brits win this battle.

    26. I enjoyed Beach's book, "Submarine" and gave it a good rating. Perhaps Beach should have stuck to non-fiction. This is probably the most overrated novel of the WWII era. The attempt at relationships and romance are stilted and amateurish. The main plot - the skipper's personal war with "Bungo Pete" also strains credulity and was not really all that interesting.

    27. This book happens to hold a special place on my bookshelf, since its author was present at my boot camp graduation. My mother met him at the reception prior to and actually had the nerve to "blame" him for my joining the Navy. I would have liked to see the captain's reaction. She was probably right by the way.

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