Green Hills Branch Library is closed Nov 19-24 for parking lot maintenance. Get details.

Tell us what you think! Take our Facilities Satisfaction Survey.

The war below: the story of three submarines that battled Japan

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2013.
Language:
English
Description
The riveting story of the submarine force that helped win World War II by ravaging Japan's merchant fleet and destroying its economy. THE 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 economy. Focusing on the unique 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-creates 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 1,800 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 more likely to die than a sailor onboard a surface ship. But the submarine service accomplished 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 camps. Based on more than 100 interviews with submarine veterans and thousands of pages of previously unpublished letters and diaries, The War Below will let readers experience the battle for the Pacific as never before.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781439176832
9781481595490
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 056154fa-117c-0443-0bbb-8ccf0bf1dec9
Grouping Title war below the story of three submarines that battled japan
Grouping Author scott james
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-13 23:59:58PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-14 01:00:43AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Scott, James (James M.).
author_display Scott, James
available_at_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction, Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description The "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 economy. Focusing on the unique stories of three of the wars top submarines--Silversides, Drum, and Tang--[the author] takes readers beneath the waves to experience the determination, heroism, and tragedy that defined the submarine service"--Dust jacket flap.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 056154fa-117c-0443-0bbb-8ccf0bf1dec9
isbn 9781439176832, 9781481595490
item_details ils:CARL0000410772|35192044175689|Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction|940.5451 S4273w|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000410772|35192044175697|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|940.5451 S4273w|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:b0bc2b70-3426-4e1a-b8e4-63e1b8981ffd|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-11-14T07:00:43.867Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 940.5451 S4273w
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9781439176832
publishDate 2013
record_details ils:CARL0000410772|Book|Books|First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.|English|Simon & Schuster,|2013.|viii, 426 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm., overdrive:b0bc2b70-3426-4e1a-b8e4-63e1b8981ffd|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2013|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:b0bc2b70-3426-4e1a-b8e4-63e1b8981ffd -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000410772 35192044175689 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000410772 35192044175697 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Drum (Submarine), Silversides (Submarine), Tang (Submarine : SS-306), World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
title_display The war below : the story of three submarines that battled Japan
title_full The War Below The Story of Three Submarines That Battled Japan, The war below : the story of three submarines that battled Japan / James Scott
title_short The war below :
title_sub the story of three submarines that battled Japan
topic_facet Campaigns, History, Military, Naval operations, Naval operations, American, Nonfiction, Submarine, World War, 1939-1945