The Terrible Hours: The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History

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Thorndike Press, 2000 - History - 374 pages
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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. In this thrilling narrative of terror, heroism and courage, prize-winning author Peter Maas brings us a vivid account of the disaster and its outcome. The sub was the Squalus. The man was a U.S. Navy officer, Charles "Swede" Momsen, an extraordinary combination of visionary, scientist and man of action.

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User Review  - Bob Schmitz - Goodreads

I picked this book because I enjoyed his other book 'Love Thy Neighbor" and only after finishing it did I realize that the other author was Peter Maass. No wonder I found the writing so different ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

If you would like to read a book about someone who is a "True American Hero", get this book and find a good spot and settle in for a wild emotional ride! If you have ever felt like you can't possibly ... Read full review


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Peter Maas was born in New York on June 27, 1929. He graduated from Duke University in 1949 and served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. After the war, he became a journalist and wrote for such magazines as Collier's, Look, Saturday Evening Post, and New York Magazine. His nonfiction works include Marie, Manhunt, and Underboss. The Valachi Papers and Serpico were adapted into films. He died on August 23, 2001 at the age of 72.

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