On the eve of World War II, the Squalus, America's newest submarine, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic. Miraculously, 39 crew members still survived. While their loved ones waited in unbearable tension on shore, their ultimate fate would depend upon one man, US Navy officer Charles "Swede" Momsen - an extraordinary combination of visionary, scientist, and man of action. In this thrilling true account, prize winning author Peter Maas vividly re-creates a moment-by-moment accoutn of the disaster and the man at its center. Could he actually pluck those men from a watery grave? Or had all his pioneering work been in vain?
Great book. True story of some larger than life American heroes.
on th eve of World war two the Squalus America's newest submarine plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic Miraculously thirty three crew memeber still survived. while their loved one waited in unbearable tension on shore their ultimate fate would depend upon one man U,.S. Navy officer Cahrles swede Momsen and extraordinary combination of visionary scientist and a man of action