Amid internal threats and scandals, O'Kane participated in the most dramatic war patrols of the Pacific War, and rescued the largest number of carrier aviators from under the guns of the Japanese. Yet at the end of its fifth successful patrol, his ship was sunk by its own torpedo. Tuohy's portrait provides an insider's view of the successes and fractures that accompany wartime stresses.
©2001 William Tuohy; (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.
Cranky old fart
If you have read the Navy Dept.s history of US Subs in WWII, and perhaps George Griders book you will find there is little new info here. Well told just the same. Lots of attention to detail about the Academy lives of the subjects in the book. It was worth the time to listen to it, but the roar of the depth charges comes out more like a "pop".
This audiobook was an in-depth and fast-paced telling of the role of US submarines in the Pacific during WWII. The aggressiveness and bravery of the men on these vessels was captured well, and Dick O'Kane's exemplary behavior is amazing.
An outstanding audiobook for anyone interested in submarine warfare. Not only is the title character Richard O'Kane's story incredible, but the saga of the brave men of the submarine service during WWII will leave you in awe of their sacrifices. Highly recommended.
I have read this book previously and found it to be well written and informative. I found the audio version to be boring to listen to because there was no emotion by the reader when called for. In a flat monotone voice, the reader lessened the impact to a drone.
Yes this book delivers an untold story of fighting men in the second war world while helping the reader understand dedication, leadership and war. It comes across as a story about one man's experience; but then goes into leadership and organizational change during a difficult time the history of the United States. If you want to mix up a book on leadership with an aventure story, THIS YOUR BOOK!
A great story that is a bit heavy on names. I thought the author was trying to make sure he listed everyone that was ever involved. Overall - a very good book.
Great book! Well written, however, when " performing" a story about submarines, it is important to pronounce "submariner" correctly. It is sub"mariner" as surface sailors are called, not like their Naval brother Marines. Other than a few other mispronounced Pacific Islands, it is well done.
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