Dive! World War II Stories of SailorsSubmarines in the Pacific: The Incredible Story of U.S. Submarines in WWII

Dive World War II Stories of SailorsSubmarines in the Pacific The Incredible Story of U S Submarines in WWII Dive World War II Stories of Sailors Submarines in the Pacific tells the incredible story of America s little known war within a war US submarine warfare during World War II Following the attack on Pe

  • Title: Dive! World War II Stories of SailorsSubmarines in the Pacific: The Incredible Story of U.S. Submarines in WWII
  • Author: Deborah Hopkinson
  • ISBN: 9780545425582
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dive World War II Stories of Sailors Submarines in the Pacific tells the incredible story of America s little known war within a war US submarine warfare during World War II.Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US entered World War II in December 1941 with only 44 Naval submarines many of them dating from the 1920s With the Pacific battleship fleet decDive World War II Stories of Sailors Submarines in the Pacific tells the incredible story of America s little known war within a war US submarine warfare during World War II.Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US entered World War II in December 1941 with only 44 Naval submarines many of them dating from the 1920s With the Pacific battleship fleet decimated after Pearl Harbor, it was up to the feisty and heroic sailors aboard the US submarines to stop the Japanese invasion across the Pacific Including breakouts highlighting submarine life and unsung African American and female war heroes, award winning author Deborah Hopkinson uses first person accounts, archival materials, official Naval documents, and photographs to bring the voices and exploits of these brave service members to life.

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    1. This book is way outside my normal reading genre but I wanted to read it because I had an uncle who was in the Navy during WWII and spent most of his time in a submarine in the Pacific. This fantastic book gives short vignettes of sailors who were part of the Pacific fleet during the war. I knew a little about what the sailors went through but this book was very informative and I am in awe of the men who helped defend our county from submarines. When of my favorite stories was about Lucy Wilson [...]

    2. When most of us think about World War II, we generally focus on the European Theater. Hitler, the Gestapo and the Nazis seem to be the predominant focus of books for kids and adults in both fiction and nonfiction.But there are excellent, well-researched books that also turn their attention to the Pacific Theater and the war with Japan that began on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked and decimated America's naval base in Pearl Harbor. It truly was a day, as President Roosevelt said, "th [...]

    3. In this book are different books about different ships like the Wahoo and the Tang and the Trigger. The Tang helped 22 airmen from downing. All together subs saved 144 airmen.

    4. Fantastic, page turning title that World War II fans will love! Clearly, Hopkinson went to great lengths researching for this book. I love the way she organized the text, using 'Briefings' to share analysis & background information, 'Dispatches' to share first person stories of interest, and 'Submarine School' to share facts about subs and the life as a submariner, sprinkling them among the chapters. Photographs and links to on-line resources add to the information readers can access to lear [...]

    5. History, survival, adventure all in one make for a fast-paced read for those interested in WWII, submarines, the Pacific theater, etc. The book covers plenty of details and technology concerning submarines, torpedoes, war strategy etc as well as lots of insight into the human side of being a submariner. There are sidebars, a resource list, bibliography, glossary, source notes, an index, map of the Pacific as well as many black and white photos. My overall impression at the end was pride at the w [...]

    6. This book discusses the sea-fairing battles that the United States and Japan engaged in during World War II. The attack of Pearl Harbor had weakened American aircraft and battleship vessels by much. This left only the US Submarines to fight the Japanese. These submarines plunged into the Japanene sea with the intent of destroying as many enemy vessels as possible. These sailors tell their first hand point of view of what it was like while being on one of these submarines during World War II. We [...]

    7. Highly recommended for history lovers of all ages! Though it may be written for young people, this history of sailors and submarines in World War II provided just the right amount of detail for those not needing a multi-volume set on the subject. The author has done the research and provides a look at individuals who were at different World War II events, utilizing their own words, to make history come alive. Technical details are available as well as links to more information on the Internet. I [...]

    8. Fascinating StoriesI’m not sure exactly how I wound up reading about submarines, but it turned out to be some really interesting stuff. I cannot imagine doing what these guys did back in WW II. Just a mind-blowing sacrifice these guys made for their country. Something like 22% of them did not survive, and it often hinged on the smallest elements of chance or circumstance. To those who did not survive, you can’t even begin to imagine what that fate must have been like.Unbelievable stuff.

    9. This book (intended for juveniles) is an excellent introduction to US submarine warfare in the Pacific during WWII. It manages to cover all aspects of the topic primarily using the stories of a few individuals - a radio operator, a nurse, a couple of submarine commanders. The book includes lots of photos, a nice bibliography, notes, index, and maps. Sidebars encourage further investigation. Highly recommended to young readers interested in the topic.

    10. Excellent information on submarines during WWII. The photographs really add to story - making it real for me. The non-fiction information is presented in an interesting way. Middle graders and above will enjoy reading this one.

    11. This book tells some of the stories connected to the US submarines that served in the Pacific during WWII. This is a middle school book that is told in an interesting way of the many different roles the submarines played during the war.

    12. This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn.This is a really hard book to review.I can't analyze the characters, or question the plot, or take note of the writing style. I can't do any of that because this isn't a fictional novel. Everything in Dive! is true, which makes it a thousand times harder for me to critique.Did I enjoy reading it? Sort of. It is a book about submariners in WWII, you know. So many people died in the war–and the casualty rates for men serving aboard submari [...]

    13. Hopkinson, Deborah Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors and Submarines in the Pacific, 384 pages. , 2016. $18. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (short description of Pearl Harbor aftermath).After the attack on Pearl Harbor, almost the only ships operating in the Pacific were submarines. They had to bear a heavy burden until the US could get some new boats intot he water. Hopkinson presents the stories of the submarines and their sailors in chronological as much as possible, using fi [...]

    14. Dive! is not the sort of book I normally read, but was curious about this part of World War II. Dive! presents a part of World War II which I had never learned about. So much of what I have learned about, and is written for middle grade students, deals with the European Theater. I had no idea the role submarines played in the Pacific in World War II. Submarines did everything from running reconnaissance, to attacking the enemy, to playing lifeguard and picking up downed pilots in the middle of t [...]

    15. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age interested in learning more about the submarines in the Pacific during WWII. If you don't know much about this part of the war, Hopkinson offers a good introduction to where the submarine bases were, what the strategy was and how things happened. There is also a lot of personal stories and other stories of what it was like to be on a submarine, in those hot, terrifying conditions. I will say, the terror that I've heard about does not come through [...]

    16. The story: Here's the true tale of submariners in World War 2 - the branch of the military with the highest casualty rate of the entire war22%. Meet the men who lived and worked (and often died) undersea in the fight to defeat the Japanese in the Pacific, and discover ships that had personalities of their own before they all too frequently went to the bottom with all hands.June Cleaver's ratings: Language G; Violence PG; Sexual content G; Nudity G; Substance abuse PG; Magic & the occult G; G [...]

    17. I think this is one of the best nonfiction books I've read in a while. Deborah Hopkinson deftly combines first person narratives with archival documents and materials, photographs, etc. to bring the story of the submarine battles to control the Pacific during World War II to life. While the book is dense, it is very readable with all of the materials skillfully woven together and recounted by a voice which resounds in reality without becoming pedantic or overly authoritarian. I think this book i [...]

    18. DIVE covers the history of submariners in the Pacific in WWII, and what a story it is--defective torpedoes, dramatic rescues, deadly cat-and-mouse with Japanese enemies. Hopkinson takes on a big topic and yet never loses an intimate focus on the experiences of individuals caught up in this most momentous struggle. The author includes the experiences of African American sailors, American nurses (rescued from the Phillippines), and even smuggled animal mascots within the larger narrative. A wonder [...]

    19. Detailed accounts. Innumerable facts. Well researched. An excellent introduction to the incredible contributions of the silent service after Pearl Harbor.

    20. Well done for the audience. Danger, action, adventure, and lots of information about much more than subs.

    21. Staff PickKathiThis book is full of the action and adventures that the sailors of World War II faced. It begins with the attack on Pearl Harbor told through the eyes of the 15 year old Martin Matthews. Martin lied about his age to enlist in the Navy because he thought working on a ship would be full of adventure and traveling. Marin got more than he bargained for when on December 7, 1941 Japan attacked the United States forcing the country to join World War II.

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