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Stealth Boat

stealth boat mchale gannon

Some fled the country, others were drafted, and many more like the author chose to be proactive about their military service and enlisted. Stealth Boat is a memoir of Gannon Mchale's years in the U. Although others have done a more meticulous job of documenting the broader role of submarines in fighting the Cold War, as well as the role of Admiral Hyman G. The book focuses on McHale's experiences and those of other men with whom he served who have remained his lifelong friends. For many years any public discussion of the mission of Fast Attack submarines during the Cold War has been strictly guarded. McHale's memoir covers the years from 1967 to 1970, when as a teenager he was assigned to the nuclear submarine.

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Gannon McHale

stealth boat mchale gannon

The war in Vietnam was unpopular and the Draft was still in operation. The Freedom of Information Act now allows us to look back at a period in our nation's history that is worth remembering and the part played by the U. Anyone fascinated with the story behind the story will find McHale's book irresistible. Rickover's naval nuclear power program in revolutionizing the technology of submarines, Stealth Boat is unsurpassed in showing the impact on the thoughts and actions of the submariners involved. The mission of the U. The book focuses on McHale's experiences and those of other men with whom he served who have remained his lifelong friends and how those Cold War years at sea profoundly affected the way he lived the rest of his life. McHale's memoir covers the years from 1967 to 1970, when as a teenager he was assigned to the nuclear submarine.

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Stealth Boat

stealth boat mchale gannon

It is my also his remembrance of what it was like to grow up aboard a nuclear powered Fast Attack Submarine. A handbook for Sturgeon sailors and an education for those that didn't ride these boats. He skillfully evokes the flavor of the late-1960s era when the United States was fighting a hot war in Vietnam and a Cold War at sea against the Soviets. Navy and of the men he served with in the Submarine Service between 1967 and 1970, and some of what they accomplished and experienced during that time. America in the late 1960's was tortured by internal and external conflict. The mission of the U.

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stealth boat mchale gannon

The book focuses on McHale's experiences and those of other men with whom he served who have remained his lifelong friends. During his years of service in the late 1960s, American was tortured by internal and external conflict. Broadway credits include James Joyce's The Dead and The Sound of Music. Stealth Boat: Fighting the Cold War in a Fast Attack Submarine by Gannon McHale. McHale's memoir covers the years from 1967 to 1970, when as a teenager he was assigned to the nuclear submarine. One is captured almost immediately by his detailed account of life aboard the attack boat, his association and lasting friendships with shipmates, underway operations, and 'Goin North' patrols into hostile waters to conduct underwater espionage against the Soviet Union.

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Stealth Boat: Fighting the Cold War in a Fast Attack Submarine eBook: Gannon McHale: cbetskc.com: Kindle Store

stealth boat mchale gannon

McHale's memoir covers the years from 1967 to 1970, when as a teenager he was assigned to the nuclear submarine. Although others have done a more meticulous job of documenting the broader role of submarines in fighting the Cold War, as well as the role of Admiral Hyman G. Almost all of those mentioned had predeceased him and really of little consequence. He skillfully evokes the flavor of the late-1960s era when the United States was fighting a hot war in Vietnam and a Cold War at sea against the Soviets. They are what I remember of the 60's when I rode a boomer for 5 years. I even recognized two names in the book which surprised me.

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Stealth Boat: Fighting the Cold War in a Fast Attack Submarine eBook: Gannon McHale: cbetskc.com: Kindle Store

stealth boat mchale gannon

Energized with delicious details and smile-provoking humor, Stealth Boat explains the crucial symbiosis between sailors and their complex machine. The book focuses on McHale's experience and those of other men with whom he served who have remained lifelong friends. The Naval Institute Press only printed 2500 copies of the book so it's already out of print but if your library owns a copy, by all means take a look at it. McHale, like countless other young American men facing the probability of being drafted into the Army and sent to war, chose to be proactive about military service and enlisted in the Navy at the age of nineteen and was subsequently assigned to the Sturgeon. Title Stealth Boat: Fighting the Cold War in a Fast Attack Submarine.

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Stealth Boat by Gannon McHale by Gannon McHale

stealth boat mchale gannon

They worked hard when on duty and squeezed every drop of pleasure out of their time off duty. His book focuses on several men who did just that, and in the process became lifelong friends. Clarence had lived a fascinating life: he had been a cowboy in Montana recounted in another book I worked on , worked his way up from apprentice and journeyman to become editorial director of a large publishing concern. One is captured almost immediately by his detailed account of life aboard the attack boat, his association and lasting friendships with shipmates, underway operations, and 'Goin North' patrols into hostile waters to conduct underwater espionage against the Soviet Union. At age 19 in an effort to avoid the Vietnam draft the author dropped out of college, where he was facing failure and joined the Navy.

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Stealth Boat by Gannon McHale by Gannon McHale

stealth boat mchale gannon

He was a Yeoman and so had an interesting perspective on events, but except for his friends who are mentioned, the reader really doesn't care to know the backgrounds of all his friends nor the places and times they all went out drinking. Clarence was already a published author and a good writer. I even recognized two names in the book which surprised me. This was a very readable memoir specific to the time the author spent aboard submarines from 1967-1969. Although others have done a more meticulous job of documenting the broader role of submarines in fighting the Cold War, as well as the role of Admiral Hyman G. The author's first-person narrative mixes laugh-out-loud humor in ports of call with high suspense chasing Soviet missile submarines at breathtakingly close quarters in the North Atlantic during the late 1960s. Readers come to understand how those years profoundly affected the way he lived the rest of his life.

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Stealth Boat: Fighting the Cold War in a Fast

stealth boat mchale gannon

It is my also his remembrance of what it was like to grow up aboard a nuclear powered Fast Attack Submarine. McHale's spirited descriptions put the reader on board the nuclear submarine Sturgeon with him and his shipmates. Some fled the country, others were drafted, and many more like the author chose to be proactive about their military service and enlisted. His book focuses on several men who did just that, and in the process became lifelong friends. The author's first-person narrative mixes laugh-out-loud humor in ports of call with high suspense chasing Soviet missile submarines at breathtakingly close quarters in the North Atlantic during the late 1960s. Readers will come to understand how his years on the subprofoundly affected the way he lived the rest of his life. Rickover's naval nuclear power program in revolutionizing the technology of submarines, Stealth Boat is unsurpassed in showing the impact on the thoughts and actions of the submariners involved.

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