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Very detailed accounts of the American sub patrols against the Japanese during WWII. Details the captains and officers of each boat and the attacks failed and successful of each patrol. The stuborness of the brass and particularly the Bureau of Ordinance to accept the submariners contentions that there were serious problems with the propulsion system and the detonator systems on the torpedoes shows how foolish and arrogant people can be.A fair minded critique of command, officers, men and machin...
Very boring. I got through about half of it because I have this strange habit of finishing every book that I start, however I just couldn't bring myself to finish this one. There were parts that were interesting, but the chapters skip around to different ships and different events that it makes it difficult to keep track of if you are not terribly knowledgeable about WWII history.