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The Terrible Hours: The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History
The Terrible Hours The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History
Author: Peter Maas
On the eve of World War II, America's newest submarine plunged helplessly to the North Atlantic bottom during a test dive.Miraculously, thirty-three crew members still survived. While their wives and girlfriends waited in nearly unbearable tension on shore, their ultimate fate would depend on one man. In this thrilling true narrative of terror...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060194802
ISBN-10: 0060194804
Publication Date: 10/1/1999
Pages: 272
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4.2 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
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rickmillls9 avatar reviewed The Terrible Hours: The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History on + 7 more book reviews
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Exciting narrative of a submarine disaster and ultimate rescue of most of the crew in 1939 off Portsmouth NH. The book also is an insightful telling of the career of Swede Momsen as he struggled to experiment and find ways to bring people back from the deep; resulting in safety devices mandatory on subs to this day. Not familiar with submarine layout, I did find the descriptions of the various rooms within the submarine hard to follow, and a line drawing would certainly have clarified that for the reader. A couple of little geographic nitpicks from a local, too: The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is not in Portsmouth NH, it is really in Kittery, ME ... and Campobello Island is not in Maine, it is in nearby New Brunswick, Canada. But those are minor points. The book is excellent and kept me reading long after bedtime.
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reviewed The Terrible Hours: The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History on + 66 more book reviews
A thrilling narrative of heroism and terror when a submarine plunges to the bottom of the sea and is unable to surface.


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