Joined: 24 Nov 2007
Location: Glen Arm, Md
|Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:10 pm Post subject: Diablo Reviews
|These are some reviews I put in the USS Diablo July newsletter.
“The Frozen Hours” by Jeff Shaara. This is an excellent book about the Korean War. It takes place between the Inchon landing and the battles around the Chosin Reservoir. Jeff focus his story on three characters, a Marine general, a Marine private and a Chinese general. I read 520 pages in 6 days. It was difficult to stop reading.
“Nighthawk” by Clive Cussler. If you like Cussler you will love this one. It has constant action on submarines, fast aircraft, dangerous roads and the mountains of Peru. Of course, all the action is over the top and no one could possibly live through it but who cares, it is fun. It’s a Kurt Austin adventure co-written with Graham Brown.
“A Fine Retribution” by Dewey Lambdin. It is a Adam Lewrie adventure and the 23rd in the series. I have read and enjoyed them all. The series started with a young man going to sea with the English navy in the late 1700 hundreds, He has now worked his way up to captain. These are wonderful sea stories with humor, adventure and some outrageous behavior, just like sub sailors.
“Never Call Me A Hero” by N. Jack “Dusty” Kleiss, A legendary American dive bomber pilot remembers the battle of Midway. Don’t be put off by the title, this is an excellent story of a pilot who hit two Japanese carriers and a cruiser. Kleiss died at 100 years of age just before the book was published. The insights of how the events unfolded is amazing. You will feel like you’re in the plane with him as it dives to drop a bomb on the Kaga, Hiryu and Mikuma. This is an excellent read for history lovers.
“The Great Rescue” by Peter Hernon. This is the story of the largest ship in the world when it was launched, the Vaterland. It was interned in New York in 1914. When the US entered WW1, it was renamed USS Leviathan and turned into a troop ship. The story goes back and forth with the sailings, the battles in the trenches and the influenza pandemic. This is a good read with interesting historical facts.
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