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The Iceman by P.T. Deutermann
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it was amazing

Deutermann writes of WWII naval battles and procedures as well as anyone. His stories are interesting, compelling, realistic, and sometimes brutal. The Iceman refers to Malachi Stormes, Commander of the submarine Firefish and its exploits in the South Pacific. You will find out why Stormes is called the Iceman. Deutermann's stories are based on his naval knowledge and experience, and reveal Navy procedures and foibles. For instance, he talks about when a sub does not return from patrol, there is rarely any knowledge of what happened to it, but the crew is listed as missing in action so the family can continue to get the sailor's pay.
This story relates four successful missions for the Firefish and the things that can go wrong on a boat that had to remain submerged during daylight hours. If you are into WWII history or Navy policy and procedure, this is your book.


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Reading Progress

August 29, 2018 – Started Reading
September 5, 2018 – Shelved
September 5, 2018 – Finished Reading

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