The first historian to be granted full access to Electric Boat's vaulted archives in nearly a hundred years, Jeffrey L. Rodengen has produced yet another intriguing work for naval historians and landlubbers alike. Serving the Silent Service: The Legend of Electric Boat is the story of a company that persevered to help win two world wars and sustain America's efforts to winThe first historian to be granted full access to Electric Boat's vaulted archives in nearly a hundred years, Jeffrey L. Rodengen has produced yet another intriguing work for naval historians and landlubbers alike. Serving the Silent Service: The Legend of Electric Boat is the story of a company that persevered to help win two world wars and sustain America's efforts to win the ongoing global battle for freedom.Includes a foreword by Edward L. Beach, author of Run Silent, Run Deep. Individually boxed. 176 pp., 112 color, 90 black & white images....
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The Legend of Electric Boat: Serving the Silent Service Reviews
"The Legend of Electric Boat: Serving the Silent Service" is a history of the company Electric Boat. From the humble beginnings, scrounging for funding and approval, to nuclear submarines desired worldwide. The book starts off with an excellent account of the history of submarine devices. It continues quickly into the first electric submarine, the Holland. The submarine was then shunned worldwide for it's seemingly impossible and cowardly usage. Electric Boat continued on anyway. Finally, the submarine was accepted by the United States Navy. Through WWI and WWII the submarines continued to get bigger, more advanced, and most of all deadly. After WWII the Electric Boat company began to create submarines that are very much the same today. Powered by nuclear energy and electricity, these submarines were extremely quiet. These nuclear powered submarines branched out quickly to encompass all aspects of undersea combat. After the Cold War Elect Boat was not able to sell as many ships so the company was forced to expand to other technologies to stay, shall I say, afloat. This book is extremely rigged for the naval combat enthusiast. Many parts of the book would be gibberish without background knowledge. I picked up this book and read it because I first of all, had to. Second of all I love history, specifically around war-times. Third, I had just read Red October and felt this was the rightful followup in my personal inventory. This book has so much information jam-packed into it. Pages brimming with quotes, citations, dates, charts, and my favorite, pictures. This information though was well balanced with the authors own words. Great author. I rate this book a five out of five for the simple reason that it had so much great information. I love to learn new and exciting, dangerous things. I would not recommend this book to anyone looking for a leisure read. It requires full attention to grasp the ideas and statements within. I would however recommend this book to people having to do research on the history of the submarine. Such a great source of information. Recap: Info, Good, Knowledge, War, Subs, Ocean. Get out there and learn something new.