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The World Encyclopedia of Submarines: An Illustrated Reference To Underwater Vessels Of The World Through History, From The Nautilus And Hunley To Modern Nuclear-Powered Submarines [Hardcover]

John Parker


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July 12 2007
A country-by-country guide to over 100 submarines from around the world.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books (July 12 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754817075
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754817079
  • Product Dimensions: 30.1 x 23.8 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,448,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Parker, a writer and journalist all his working life, has authored three dozen books and published more than 75 editions worldwide in his long career, including many acclaimed military and investigative projects, as well as numerous high-profile biographies. His interest in military and naval subjects, however, has consumed much of his working life in recent years, inspired not so much by the examination and recording of past events, vital though that is, but in seeking greater insight into the heroic efforts and sheer creative steadfastness of the lifeblood of any military activity: the men (and latterly women) and their machines. His books have been noted for their wealth of personal recollections of those at the sharp end of military activity and he has relied upon their testimony, gathered from either personal interviews or documentary and tape-recorded accounts recovered from regimental and national archives in Britain, Europe and America, acquiring in the process an outstanding personal record of human endeavour and inventiveness that has abounded, wherever and whenever the need became pressing. Of particular interest was the unprecedented access he was given on approval from the Ministry of Defence for his history of the security-conscious Special Boat Service, for which he as able to interview many former and existing members of that organization which famously combined the use of Special Forces and submarines during World War II and beyond. Other titles in his published list include The Silent Service: The Inside Story of the Royal Navy's Submarine Heroes; Royal Marines Commandos; Royal Navy Task Force; Royal Air Force Strike Command; The Black Watch; Desert Rats; The Paras; Inside the Foreign Legion; Total Surveillance; The Killing Factory: The Top Secret World of Germ and Chemical Warfare; and Death of A Hero: Captain Robert Nairac GC and the Undercover War in Northern Ireland.

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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference and history book on submarines. March 13 2009
By aviationitemsandmore - Published on Amazon.com
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The first part of the book contains the history of submarines and the
second part is a directory of submarines from 1900-2007. There is also a
two page glossary in the back. This is a really nice book, however, it
does not include a listing of all the submarines in each class. Other
related books inclued: Submarines War Beneath the Waves from 1776 to the
Present Day by Robert Hutchinson; The Illustrated Directory of Submarines
of the World by David Miller; United States Submarines by the Naval
Submarine League. Also, Squadron/Signal Publications books such as:
U.S. Subs in Action; Gato-Class Submarines in Action; U.S. Ballistic
Missile Subs in Action; U.S. Nuclear Attack Subs in Action; U-Boats in
Action.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All submarines fans should have this book April 5 2008
By Gamalier Rivera - Published on Amazon.com
It was very amazing read this book, give you a good knowledge of the evolution of nuclear power and all kind of submarines in the world. Tells you about history, accidents and weapon sistems. For the people interesting in join the submarine fleet I do recommend this book.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine book for submarine enthusiasts April 29 2008
By T. Camus - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fine book on submarines, covering the history and pretty well up-to-date, and all in one place. Not exactly a scholarly study, but earns its title of encyclopedia.
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