- Michael Green
- ARRSE Rating
- 3.5 Mushroom Heads
Michael Green starts with a short narrated overview of the development of US submarines and then launches into a pictorial history. For anyone that has an interest in the evolution of boats (focussed on the US Navy) then this is the book for you. It is very evident how the evolution of the submarine design is influenced by technology, in terms of hull design, equipment and weapon systems. It also covers some of, in my opinion, the obtuse ideas that were developed, for example external silos to hold missiles or 'US them'.
A book filled with loads of pictures of sleek, silent deliverers of death, with a few words to bring the background to life. What's not to like?