This page is about books recommended by theleansubmariner.
As my regular readers know, I spend a lot of time researching for my stories about submarines and other subjects.
Recently, three books have been on top of my list… one fiction, one research and one very personal favorite written by an old family friend.
Rick Campbell is the author of “The Trident Deception” a fictional story that reads like a well crafted Clancy novel. This is a gripping story by one who has submarine experience and the pages practically turn themselves. High Adventure is sure to delight every fan of submarine stories and I give this book four stars for excitement.
Norman Friedman’s “US Submarines through 1945” is a must read if you are interested in submarine development and the history of the technology advances made during this period. I have been using it for research into my project on Sugar Boats and it has been invaluable in that effort.
Finally, Rear Admiral Hank McKinney penned a book called “Flotsom and Jetsam” a collection of sea stories that have washed ashore during a forty year career in the United States Navy. While I have just started reading this book, it is certainly a great collection of stories that every cold war sailor can relate to.
The Complete Idiots Guide to Submarines
NEW BOOK FOR THE LIST
About the author: Captain Schwartz commanded USS Haddock (SSN 621), the submarine about which he wrote, but just prior to the time depicted in the novel. At that time, August 1991, he was in command of USS Michigan (SSBN 727) (Gold Crew). He also served on USS Queenfish (SSN 651), USS Will Rogers (SSBN 659), USS Puffer (SSN 652) as Engineer Officer, and USS Guitarro (SSN 665) as Executive Officer. Shore assignments were at the Bureau of Naval Personnel and in the Submarine Directorate on the Chief of Naval Operations staff. Additionally I was Deputy Commander of Anti-submarine Warfare Forces, Pacific and Professor of Naval Science at the University of Idaho. Captain Schwartz retired from the Navy in 1998 and lives in Port Saint Lucie, Florida with his wife Lin and young twins, Karen and Kevin.