Crash Dive

Collection of Submarine Stories

Larry Bond

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They are the ultimate unseen deterrent in modern warfare. Thousands of tons of steel, missiles, torpedoes, and men lurking silently hundreds of feet underwater, able to lie off any coastline and unleash a devastating hail of destruction with pinpoint accuracy. They are the true masters of the oceans, striking swift and unseen before slipping away, ready to do it all over again at a moment’s notice.

Submarines and their crews have long held a revered place in the military, with a special place of honor reserved for those men who willingly seal themselves in what could amount to a nuclear-powered coffin for months on end. Although the submarine is a relatively recent development in the field of warfare, many of the men who live and fight in these steel fish have already become legends.

Edited by bestselling author Larry Bond, Crash Dive collects the best nonfiction writing about these near-silent killers of the deep and their crews. From the tough Gato class boats that harassed the Japanese Navy during World War II to the cat-and-mouse games played by U.S. and Soviet submarines during the Cold War, Crash Dive will take you inside the deep and deadly world of the military submarine.

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BATFISH
from Submarine!
by Commander Edward L. Beach
We begin our tour with an excerpt from Submarine! byone of the most famous and decorated naval heroes of the twentieth century, Commander Edward L. Beach (1918–2002). Commissioned as an ensign in 1939, he attained the rankof commander before his retirement after  twenty- seven years ofnaval ser vice. He served throughout World War II in the Paci.ctheater, participating in the battle of Midway, and overseeingtwelve combat patrols that sank  forty- five enemy vessels.

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Praise for Larry Bond:
“A superb storyteller . . . Larry Bond seems to know everything about warfare, from the grunt in the foxhole to the fighter pilots far above the earth.”
--The New York Times

“Larry Bond’s new submarine thriller, Cold Choices, sends The Hunt for Red October, Das Boot, and Run Silent, Run Deep straight to the bottom of the sea!  A nuclear fireball of a thriller!”
--Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Blasphemy

“Forget everything you’ve ever heard about submarine novels!  The sub battles in Cold Choices will have you biting your nails, shaking in your shoes and gasping for breath.  The King of the 21st Century Sub Thriller is back.”
--David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Expediter

Dangerous Ground is a great submarine novel. When I grow up I want to write like Larry Bond.”
--Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassin


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About the Author

Larry Bond

Larry Bond is the author of several bestselling military thrillers, including Cold Choices, Dangerous Ground, Red Phoenix and the Larry Bond’s First Team and Larry Bond’s Red Dragon Rising series. He was a naval officer for six years, serving four on a destroyer and two on shore duty in the Washington DC area. He's also worked as a warfare analyst and antisubmarine technology expert, and he now writes and designs computer games, including Harpoon and Command at Sea. He makes his home in Springfield, Virginia.

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Crash Dive
Collection of Submarine Stories
Larry Bond

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
March 2011
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765342034
ISBN10: 0765342030
4 3/16 x 7 1/2 inches, 560 pages
$9.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429959759
ISBN10: 1429959754
384 pages
$9.99
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