Wednesday, April 23, 2008

New Book on USS Tang

One of the great things about running Legends of the Deep has been the opportunity to get advanced word of new submarine related books and articles. Last week Sean Maher of DaCapo Press contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing Alex Kershaw's new book about Tang for the Gazette and The SubCommittee Report. A free naval history book that I'm obligated to write about? That's three of my most favorite things. The following Monday I received an advance copy of "Escape From the Deep", set to be published this coming Memorial Day.

The book concerns Tang's fifth war patrol and provides new details of her loss, the escape attempts and subsequent horrors faced by the nine survivors of the boat. So far I've found it to be a riveting read; the prose O'Kane and Tang have long deserved. Kershaw has crafted very human history, rich in personal details -- which is the best kind in my opinion. I even found a reference to Legends as a source in the notes section. Too cool.

For more on the book go to As promised, a full review will be forthcoming in the Gazette.



About Me

The first 'grown up' book Paul Crozier ever read was "War Fish" by George Grider. Since then he has spent most of his life researching the U.S. Submarine Force in WWII and USS Wahoo (SS-238) in particular.


This blog is dedicated to all who have served in the U.S. Submarine Force. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Admiral Chester Nimitz

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