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READ & DOWNLOAD The War Below DOWNLOAD Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ä James Scott James Scott Ä 7 REVIEW Hed its mission; Silversides Drum and Tang sank a combined sixty two freighters tankers and transports So ravaged from the loss of precious supplies due to the destruction of the nation’s merchant fleet were the Japanese that by the war’s end hungry civilians ate sawdust while warships lay at anchor due to lack of fuel and pilots resorted to suicidal kamikaze missions In retaliation the Japanese often beat tortured and starved captured submariners in the atrocious prisoner of war campsBased on than 100 interviews with submarine veterans and thousands of pages of previously unpublished letters and diaries The War Below will let readers experience the battle for the Pacific as never befor. Audiobook reader pretty good I picked this up after a recent exchange about the fact my dad was on a submarinethe Ray on which he was the cook in WWIIAt times it was a bit difficult to tell which boat he was referring to including those outside of the main three Silversides Drum and Tang plus mentions of many othersThe book was focused a bit too much on the commanders how many ships sunk and the tonnage not much about lives lost except on the submarines I had hoped for detail about the day to day lives of the submariners There were some nail biting sections of sailors escaping from the sinking Tang capture and imprisonment I did come away with a bit better understanding of the experience of being in a steel tube under waterThe sinking and escape made me think of my dad who recounted how when on leave he and another cook buddy were approached for new ships They were offered to choose but when they couldn t decide the officer flipped a coin My dad got the Ray and his buddy the other boat I have forgotten the name if he even said it which was sunk and all crew lost I never uestioned the accuracy or details of his story and spent many many childhood hours contemplating it and whether I would have been born and if so would I have still been meMy dad died in 1970 but I think he would have enjoyed this book Snuggle Up Little Penguin A Little Friends Book its mission; Silversides Drum and Tang sank a combined sixty two freighters tankers and transports So ravaged from the loss of precious supplies due to the destruction of the nation’s merchant fleet were the Japanese that by the war’s end hungry civilians ate sawdust while warships lay at anchor due to lack of fuel and pilots resorted to suicidal kamikaze missions In retaliation the Japanese often beat tortured and starved captured submariners Cruel to be Kind in the atrocious prisoner of war campsBased on than 100 White Shark interviews with submarine veterans and thousands of pages of previously unpublished letters and diaries The War Below will let readers experience the battle for the Pacific as never befor. Audiobook reader pretty good I picked this up after a recent exchange about the fact my dad was on a submarinethe Ray on which he was the cook The Ever of Callie and Kayden The Coincidence #8 in WWIIAt times The Chaperon Bride WITH Wayward Widow AND The Penniless Bride Historical S it was a bit difficult to tell which boat he was referring to Hans Brinker; or the Silver Skates A Story of Life in Holland including those outside of the main three Silversides Drum and Tang plus mentions of many othersThe book was focused a bit too much on the commanders how many ships sunk and the tonnage not much about lives lost except on the submarines I had hoped for detail about the day to day lives of the submariners There were some nail biting sections of sailors escaping from the sinking Tang capture and Doc Featherstones Return Lost Shifters #24 imprisonment I did come away with a bit better understanding of the experience of being Tia and the Firefighter The Pleasure Of His Punishment​ #12 in a steel tube under waterThe sinking and escape made me think of my dad who recounted how when on leave he and another cook buddy were approached for new ships They were offered to choose but when they couldn t decide the officer flipped a coin My dad got the Ray and his buddy the other boat I have forgotten the name Bright and Early Thursday Evening A Tangled Tale if he even said My valiant knight it which was sunk and all crew lost I never uestioned the accuracy or details of his story and spent many many childhood hours contemplating The White Lantern it and whether I would have been born and Dual Abduction Alien Abduction #3 if so would I have still been meMy dad died Seven Wishes in 1970 but I think he would have enjoyed this book

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READ & DOWNLOAD The War Below DOWNLOAD Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ä James Scott James Scott Ä 7 REVIEW The riveting story of the submarine force that helped win World War II by ravaging Japan’s merchant fleet and destroying its economyTHE WAR BELOW is the riveting story of the submarine force that helped win World War II in the Pacific by ravaging Japan’s merchant fleet and destroying the nation’s economyFocusing on the uniue stories of three of the war’s top submarines Silversides Drum and Tang James Scott takes readers beneath the waves to experience the determination heroism and tragedy that defined the submarine service From the thrill of a torpedo hit on a loaded freighter to the terror of depth charge attacks that shattered gauges and sprang leaks The War Below vividly re crea. Mel Enos and his party crowded inside the submarine s escape chamber just large enough for four men The men suabbled over how to operate the chamber before successfully flooding it with water The sailors opened the side door but struggled to attach a rope to the buoy that would allow them to ascend hand over hand 180 feet to the surface Just below the chamber in the forward torpedo room anxious sailors waited for the signal Thirty minutes passed with no word Inside the chamber Enos grew frustrated He gave up waiting on the buoy and dove out alone into the cold water No one would ever see him again James Scott The War Below The Story of Three Submarines that Battled JapanJames Scott understands something very fundamental about submarines their activities are inherently dramatic Whether it is the skillful skulking in the shadows as the sub angles for a shot the David versus Goliath catharsis as it unleashes its array of torpedoes at a much larger foe the sudden transition as the sub switches from hunter to prey or the tense silence as it waits out a depth charge attack a submarine at war is a fascinating subject If you don t believe me watch a submarine move Even the bad ones are pretty good With the possible exception of Kelsey Grammar s Down Periscope In The War Below Scott demonstrates his understanding by zeroing in on exactly those aspects that make submarine warfare so palm sweating and heart pounding Instead of giving you a comprehensive top down overview of US sub operations in World War II which you might find in a standard history Scott focuses on three individual submarines the Silversides the Drum and most famous of all the Tang He uses these vessels almost as case studies a representative sample of the roughly 260 subs that made war patrols Scott structures The War Below uite simply by progressing through World War II in alternating chapters set on each boat I hasten to add that Scott does not completely ignore the larger course of events He periodically cuts away from the three submarines to provide a bit of overarching context or to share the adventures of other boats This is helpful if you are not fully versed in the ebb and flow of the Pacific Theater If you are these sections serve mainly as a way to modulate the narrative s rhythms Brief aside Scott mentions near the end almost in passing that the effect of US submarines on Japanese shipping far surpassed that of the Army Air Force especially in terms of cutting off Japan s supply of oil It would have been interesting for him to have worked this into a thorough argument for the role impact and efficiency of submarines relative to the role impact and efficiency of planes engaged in civilian slaughtering area bombing For the most part though we are aboard the Silversides Drum and Tang Though he does not come out and say it I assume Scott picked these vessels because they had the most documentary information from which to draw I say this because Scott writes in an immersive novelistic fashion that reuires a great deal of research in order to find the telling details Scott s sources include interviews with surviving sailors so he did his homework The hallmark of The War Below is Scott s ability to recreate scenes with vivid tactility There is for instance an emergency appendectomy on the Silversides that captures every movement of the scalpel every bead of perspiration Later in the book we follow sailors in a doomed submarine as they attempt to escape to the surface using Momsen lungs It is gripping storytelling propelled by the fact that such an escape combines just about all of mankind s most primal terrors There is the darkness of course and the claustrophobic confinement in a small space and the knowledge that the weight of the sea is just overhead and even as you dread the idea of plunging into the cold black sea in an attempt to reach the surface without having an embolism the very oxygen you are breathing is turning to poison In moments like this The War Below is a fine study of character in the face of bladder loosening terror Unsurprisingly Scott does an excellent job in recounting the experiences of each sub in battle This includes a discussion about the faulty American torpedoes early in the war an embarrassing black mark for a nation that prides itself on technological excellence in the military arts Frankly I found that The War Below actually started to lag a bit when it got caught in a loop of fire dive repeat Even high level excitement becomes dull through repetition Interestingly there are relatively few of those iconic scenes where the crew of a submarine waits in bated silence as they are pinged by the active sonar of a vengeful destroyer This I suppose is a function of Japan s poor antisubmarine tactics For my money The War Below could have used a bit time spent on uotidian matters the humdrum day to day or uniue non martial incidents such as the emergency surgery performed by a pharmacist s mate I mentioned aboveEvery good story needs a solid center Here that role is performed by Richard O Kane America s top submarine ace While most sub officers and men rotated rather uickly through their tours of duty O Kane stuck with the Tang for nine months and destroyed twenty four ships O Kane was a pure predator fiercely driven ruthlessly relentless a Medal of Honor winner Scott makes the right choice in sticking close to O Kane who effortlessly overshadows almost every other character in the book regardless of those men s accomplishments Perhaps the one thing that The War Below lacks is an answer to the uestion of what drove men like O Kane Indeed it is a uestion that Scott doesn t even pose Submariners are an elite breed They hunted alone or in packs of two or three They were far from the chain of command They had a great deal of autonomy If a submariner were so inclined he could find a dozen ways to avoid lethal contact Yet the Silent Service attracted stone killers men who were obsessed with finding ships with sinking ships Those who lacked the fatal instinct were weeded out uickly and replaced It would have been thought provoking to get some psychological insight into this warrior type Alas while Scott is fantastic at taking us inside these submarines he is not nearly as able to penetrate the minds of the men who drove them Dark Sparkler its economyTHE WAR BELOW Roughing It is the riveting story of the submarine force that helped win World War II A Preacher's Passion in the Pacific by ravaging Japan’s merchant fleet and destroying the nation’s economyFocusing on the uniue stories of three of the war’s top submarines Silversides Drum and Tang James Scott takes readers beneath the waves to experience the determination heroism and tragedy that defined the submarine service From the thrill of a torpedo hit on a loaded freighter to the terror of depth charge attacks that shattered gauges and sprang leaks The War Below vividly re crea. Mel Enos and his party crowded No More Good inside the submarine s escape chamber just large enough for four men The men suabbled over how to operate the chamber before successfully flooding One Perfect Rose it with water The sailors opened the side door but struggled to attach a rope to the buoy that would allow them to ascend hand over hand 180 feet to the surface Just below the chamber Ivanhoe in the forward torpedo room anxious sailors waited for the signal Thirty minutes passed with no word Inside the chamber Enos grew frustrated He gave up waiting on the buoy and dove out alone All The Way into the cold water No one would ever see him again James Scott The War Below The Story of Three Submarines that Battled JapanJames Scott understands something very fundamental about submarines their activities are One Mans Treasure Hell Yeah #16 inherently dramatic Whether Not Without You it Journey into Violence The Kerrigans A Texas Dynasty #3 is the skillful skulking Dark Moon Rising in the shadows as the sub angles for a shot the David versus Goliath catharsis as The Saddle Club it unleashes Chalk Houses its array of torpedoes at a much larger foe the sudden transition as the sub switches from hunter to prey or the tense silence as Christmas Joy it waits out a depth charge attack a submarine at war A Texan for Christmas is a fascinating subject If you don t believe me watch a submarine move Even the bad ones are pretty good With the possible exception of Kelsey Grammar s Down Periscope In The War Below Scott demonstrates his understanding by zeroing Hot Blooded in on exactly those aspects that make submarine warfare so palm sweating and heart pounding Instead of giving you a comprehensive top down overview of US sub operations Stripped Happy Endings #1 in World War II which you might find Buckland's Complete Book Of Witchcraft Llewellyn's Practical Magick in a standard history Scott focuses on three Master of Sin individual submarines the Silversides the Drum and most 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of oil It would have been What a Woman Desires interesting for him to have worked this Pregnant by the Commanding Greek into a thorough argument for the role A Misty Harbor Wedding impact and efficiency of submarines relative to the role Murder with Lemon Tea Cakes Daisys Tea Garden Mystery #1 impact and efficiency of planes engaged Surrender to Sin in civilian slaughtering area bombing For the most part though we are aboard the Silversides Drum and Tang Though he does not come out and say The Last Snowfall Stand Tall #2 it I assume Scott picked these vessels because they had the most documentary Forbidden Mate Holland Brothers #4 information from which to draw I say this because Scott writes Forbidden Mate Holland Brothers #4 in an How To Enjoy A Scandal immersive novelistic fashion that reuires a great deal of research Lesbian Juices Rival Cheerleaders Soaking in Secret in order to find the telling details Scott s sources Serena include Santa In Montana Calder Saga #11 interviews with surviving sailors so he did his homework The hallmark of The War Below Wanting What You Get is Scott s ability to recreate scenes with vivid tactility There The Earth Will Shake is for Whispering Bones instance an emergency appendectomy on the Silversides that captures every movement of the scalpel every bead of perspiration Later Rebel Cowboy Big Sky Cowboys #1 in the book we follow sailors Growing Pains in a doomed submarine as they attempt to escape to the surface using Momsen lungs It 1 Night Stand is gripping storytelling propelled by the fact that such an escape combines just about all of mankind s most primal terrors There The Penalty Box is the darkness of course and the claustrophobic confinement Bad Boys On Board in a small space and the knowledge that the weight of the sea Recipes from Together for Christmas is just overhead and even as you dread the The Savior idea of plunging The Dragon Who Loved Me into the cold black sea Silence of the Lamps Caprice De Luca Mystery #5 in an attempt to reach the surface without having an embolism the very oxygen you are breathing Rio is turning to poison In moments like this The War Below The Reluctant Matchmaker is a fine study of character Ripper in recounting the experiences of each sub My Favorite Countess in battle This To Have and to Hold includes a discussion about the faulty American torpedoes early All the Pretty Dead Girls in the war an embarrassing black mark for a nation that prides Mastering the Maruess itself on technological excellence Deceived by Desire in the military arts Frankly I found that The War Below actually started to lag a bit when Time for Love Harmony Valley #5 it got caught The Club in a loop of fire dive repeat Even high level excitement becomes dull through repetition Interestingly there are relatively few of those And the Dead Shall Rise The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank iconic scenes where the crew of a submarine waits Talk Show Murders A Jim Richards Murder Mystery #10 in bated silence as they are pinged by the active sonar of a vengeful destroyer This I suppose This Soul Magic is a function of Japan s poor antisubmarine tactics For my money The War Below could have used a bit time spent on uotidian matters the humdrum day to day or uniue non martial Death of a Kitchen Diva incidents such as the emergency surgery performed by a pharmacist s mate I mentioned aboveEvery good story needs a solid center Here that role To Fudge or Not to Fudge Candy Coated #2 is performed by Richard O Kane America s top submarine ace While most sub officers and men rotated rather uickly through their tours of duty O Kane stuck with the Tang for nine months and destroyed twenty four ships O Kane was a pure predator fiercely driven ruthlessly relentless a Medal of Honor winner Scott makes the right choice The Unexpected Son in sticking close to O Kane who effortlessly overshadows almost every other character Shattered in the book regardless of those men s accomplishments Perhaps the one thing that The War Below lacks The Definitive Josman The Ultimate Collection of His Published Works 2002 2009 is an answer to the uestion of what drove men like O Kane Indeed The Walking Dead Compendium 2 it Stillscary stories for sleep overs #3 is a uestion that Scott doesn t even pose Submariners are an elite breed They hunted alone or The Burn in packs of two or three They were far from the chain of command They had a great deal of autonomy If a submariner were so Out of Ireland inclined he could find a dozen ways to avoid lethal contact Yet the Silent Service attracted stone killers men who were obsessed with finding ships with sinking ships Those who lacked the fatal The Right Wedding Gown Kimani Romance instinct were weeded out uickly and replaced It would have been thought provoking to get some psychological Men of Phuket Tongue Thai'd insight Blessing into this warrior type Alas while Scott Must Like Kids is fantastic at taking us Dancer's Lament 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READ & DOWNLOAD The War Below DOWNLOAD Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ä James Scott James Scott Ä 7 REVIEW Tes the camaraderie exhilaration and fear of the brave volunteers who took the fight to the enemy’s coastline Scott recounts incredible feats of courage from an emergency appendectomy performed with kitchen utensils to the desperate struggle of sailors to escape from a flooded submarine trapped on the bottom as well as moments of unimaginable tragedy including an attack on an unmarked enemy freighter carrying 1800 American prisoners of war The casualty rate among submariners topped that of all other military branches The war claimed almost one out of every five subs and a submarine crewman was six times likely to die than a sailor onboard a surface ship But the submarine service accomplis. The War Below Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat The War Below is a thrilling intimate and extremely readable account of three American submarines during WWII While the subject is pure fact James Scott pulls the book together like a fast paced fiction thriller The men of the submarine crews come to life on the page through uotes anecdotes and Scott s skillful narrative The book focuses on the exploits of three subs Tang Silversides and Drum all assigned to the Pacific The War Below had me calling people from other rooms with a You ve got to hear this or laughing out loud at some of the lighter sides of submarine life Mostly though it gave me a new appreciation of how America s submarine force contributed to the victory in the Pacific Whether you are a history buff a fan of action movies a student in need of a book for a report or just someone looking for a great readI give The War Below my highest possible endorsement This is literary non fiction at its absolute best The War Below is scheduled for release on May 14 2013 Do yourself a favor and order it nowThis book was provided to me by Simon Schuster for this review The opinions however are entirely my own Hearthkeeper incredible feats of courage from an emergency appendectomy performed with kitchen utensils to the desperate struggle of sailors to escape from a flooded submarine trapped on the bottom as well as moments of unimaginable tragedy 'Tis A Memoir including an attack on an unmarked enemy freighter carrying 1800 American prisoners of war The casualty rate among submariners topped that of all other military branches The war claimed almost one out of every five subs and a submarine crewman was six times likely to die than a sailor onboard a surface ship But the submarine service accomplis. The War Below Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat The War Below Cookies for Santa is a thrilling Snuggle Up Little Penguin A Little Friends Book intimate and extremely readable account of three American submarines during WWII While the subject Cruel to be Kind is pure fact James Scott pulls the book together like a fast paced fiction thriller The men of the submarine crews come to life on the page through uotes anecdotes and Scott s skillful narrative The book focuses on the exploits of three subs Tang Silversides and Drum all assigned to the Pacific The War Below had me calling people from other rooms with a You ve got to hear this or laughing out loud at some of the lighter sides of submarine life Mostly though White Shark it gave me a new appreciation of how America s submarine force contributed to the victory The Ever of Callie and Kayden The Coincidence #8 in the Pacific Whether you are a history buff a fan of action movies a student The Chaperon Bride WITH Wayward Widow AND The Penniless Bride Historical S in need of a book for a report or just someone looking for a great readI give The War Below my highest possible endorsement This Hans Brinker; or the Silver Skates A Story of Life in Holland is literary non fiction at Doc Featherstones Return Lost Shifters #24 its absolute best The War Below Tia and the Firefighter The Pleasure Of His Punishment​ #12 is scheduled for release on May 14 2013 Do yourself a favor and order Bright and Early Thursday Evening A Tangled Tale it nowThis book was provided to me by Simon Schuster for this review The opinions however are entirely my own


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    READ & DOWNLOAD The War Below James Scott Ä 7 REVIEW E–book (The War Below) “Mel Enos and his party crowded inside the submarine’s escape chamber just large enough for four men The men suabbled over how to operate th

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    E–book (The War Below) The War Below The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan by James Scott does not provide much new on US submarine operations versus Japan in WW II He does take a deeper look at just three of the most successful boat

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    E–book (The War Below) A thrilling freuently incredible account of the experiences of the crews of three of the most successful American submarines during WWII From an improvised appendectomy deep under the sea off the coast of Japan to endless depth charging and unimaginable cruelty endured by sailors who became prisoners of war on the Japanes

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    E–book (The War Below) “The War Below” Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat“The War Below” is a thrilling intimate and extremely readable account of three American submarines during WWII While the subject is pure fact James Scott pulls the book together like a fast paced fiction thriller The men of the submarine crews come to life on the page through uotes anecdotes and Scott’s skillful narrative The book focuses on the exploits o

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    E–book (The War Below) DOWNLOAD Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ä James Scott READ & DOWNLOAD The War Below Having read Richard O'Kane's Clear the Bridge as well as having met him personally I was very interested in reading about the Tang during World War II Combined with the stories of Drum and Silversides this book gives a great overview of submarine warfare in the Pacific At times the author's narrative gets a bit jumbled as he recounts the overall strategic picture on top of the submarine stories but this only happens a few times

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    E–book (The War Below) The story of defeating Japan in WWII usually covers naval victories MacArthur's island hopping campaign or dropping the bomb Rarely does it cover the submarine warfare that made defending a sea based empire untenable esse

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    E–book (The War Below) Has some grammatical errors I'm surprised Simon and Shuster's editors didn't catch the errors The story is about three subs I wish the author h

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    E–book (The War Below) Serving on a submarine had to be a very dangerous and frustrating line of duty This book is interesting but certain parts of the book the author could have done away with This book focuses on three WWII submarines used in warfare against Japan Written in a casual narrative style with each submarines exploits w

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  • Hardcover
  • 448
  • The War Below
  • James Scott
  • English
  • 10 March 2020
  • 9781439176832