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Stealth boat : fighting the Cold War in a fast attack submarine

Author: Gannon McHale
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this memoir, Gannon McHale gives readers a close-up view of life in one of those subs, USS Sturgeon (SSN-637). During 1967-70, the time period covered in this book, America was tortured by internal and external conflict. The war in Vietnam was unpopular, and the draft was still in operation. McHale, like countless other young American men facing the probability of being drafted into the Army and sent to war,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
History
Sources
Named Person: Gannon McHale; Gannon McHale; Gannon McHale
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gannon McHale
ISBN: 9781591145028 1591145023
OCLC Number: 216938657
Description: xvi, 187 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Decommissioning --
pt. I. 1965-67 From Jacket and Tie to Bellbottoms --
pt. II. 1968 Change of Command --
pt. III. 1969 At Our Best --
pt. IV. 1970 Transfer and Separation --
pt. V. Looking Back --
Charleston, 1994 --
Denouement --
Epilogue: Afterlives.
Responsibility: Gannon McHale.
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"In this memoir, Gannon McHale gives readers a close-up view of life in one of those subs, USS Sturgeon (SSN-637). During 1967-70, the time period covered in this book, America was tortured by internal and external conflict. The war in Vietnam was unpopular, and the draft was still in operation. 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 at the age of nineteen and was subsequently assigned to the Sturgeon. Readers will come to understand how his years on the sub profoundly affected the way he lived the rest of his life. The book focuses on McHale's experiences and those of other men with whom he served who have remained lifelong friends. Humorous and irreverent without being disrespectful, the book provides a glimpse of what it was like for an enlisted man on board a fast attack submarine in the late 1960s and illustrates how men in dangerous situations create bonds to survive."--Jacket.

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Stealthboat

by arh706 (WorldCat user published 2010-04-28) Very Good Permalink

Reading Stealthboat by Gannon McHale was a much more enjoyable experience than I predicted it would be.  I am usually not the type to read nonfiction, but in this case I am glad I decided to go outside of my comfort zone.  This book was a great read for me because I feel I could relate on...
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