United States
SUBMARINES
edited by Commander David Hinkle, USN (Ret.)

Working in conjunction with Sonalysts, Inc. and the Naval Submarine League, Levin Associates presents the story of America's undersea operations as it has never before been told.

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cover image The Navy purchased its first submarine, Holland VI, in 1900 for $160,000. Since that time, and through many advances necessitated by the challenges of World War II and the Cold War, the submarine has become a 300-foot-long, 30-foot-wide and tall vessel, filled with some of the world's most sophisticated technology. More important than the machines themselves are the courageous, highly skilled, all-volunteer personnel who serve in the Submarine Force. In each submarine, over 100 crew members work and live together for months at a time to defend their country and protect U.S. interests around the world.

Now, a century after its founding, the spirit and essence of the United States Submarine Force is celebrated for the first time in a definitive, magnificently illustrated, large-format book published with the Naval Submarine League.

Written by an outstanding team, including historians, authors, and experts associated with the Navy, as well as several distinguished active and retired Submarine officers, United States Submarines has over 350 pages of riveting and informative text and stories of the submarine experience. Essays on submarine history and today's submariners focus not only on the subs, torpedoes, and related technologies, but especially on the people that make it all work. The thoughtful incorporation of full-color and vintage photography, portraits, recruiting posters, and historically inspired paintings complements the text, while adding the excitement that only spectacular illustrations can bring to a book.

United States Submarines enables the history of America's submariners to be cherished permanently in a handsome package that every submariner and Navy personnel will be proud to own and--with its unique medallion-inlaid cover--to display. This book will be read again and again by past and present submariners, their families and friends, andthe countless others that have been inspired by the exploits of the United States Submarine Force and the mysteries and excitement of undersea warfare.


14 1/2 x 10 1/2 in., 352 pages
ISBN: 0-88363-103-2
$75.00 U.S., $100.00 Canada

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