Final Harbor

Final Harbor She was a monster sleek and gleaming designed to strike without warning like the dreaded shark She was the USS Mako as fearless and bold as any submarine that ever prowled the blue Pacific Her miss

  • Title: Final Harbor
  • Author: Harry Homewood
  • ISBN: 9780553238235
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • She was a monster, sleek and gleaming, designed to strike without warning like the dreaded shark She was the USS Mako, as fearless and bold as any submarine that ever prowled the blue Pacific Her mission seek out and destroy the hitherto invincible ships of the Japanese Imperial Navy and revenge the earlier defeats of a long and dirty war.Here is the story of the menShe was a monster, sleek and gleaming, designed to strike without warning like the dreaded shark She was the USS Mako, as fearless and bold as any submarine that ever prowled the blue Pacific Her mission seek out and destroy the hitherto invincible ships of the Japanese Imperial Navy and revenge the earlier defeats of a long and dirty war.Here is the story of the men who pitted their lives against impossible odds in the most dangerous branch of the American armed services It is a story of men pushed to the breaking point and beyond in the most nerve wracking, heart stirring warfare of all A story of glory, grit and guts, and of the astonishing resources that human beings call forth when put to the ultimate test.

    One thought on “Final Harbor”

    1. Decent Pacific sub war novel. Early days of the war; submarines are the United States's sole effective weapon, dogged, however, by faulty torpedoes. More life story than battle story, and writing acceptable, but not outstanding.

    2. I can't understand why this book isn't read more! Just a wonderful, very personal story of the courage of WWII submariners. Much of it is character driven, but there really wonderful battle scenes. Homewood's knowledge is detailed and first-hand. He was a qualified submariner at age 17, prior to Pearl Harbor and re-enlisted after the attack. I'm sure that many of his personal experiences are recorded to some extent in this book. As a qualified writer, he was an editor for Newsweek and the Chicag [...]

    3. Worth the readGood story line and character development. Historical background woven well into the story but pretty elementary for anyone who has read about WWII. What I liked most was the descriptions of how the boats captains made decisions about attack and survival.

    4. Book contentWhile the story was good, the content of direction was misleading , there was a lot of misspelling and missed wording. All of this appear to take relativity away from the story.

    5. "Final Harbor" by Harry HomewoodA good WWII naval story gave it 4 stars. About the submarine service in the pacific at the start of the war. Reminded me why I was a cruiser sailor and not a submarine sailor.

    6. This is the first book I have read by Mr. Homewood and I enjoyed it. I am now going on to "The Silent War Book 2". To be honest, I was skeptical beginning this book as I have not read much WWII fiction. I am glad I did. I embraced Capt Hinman, Dusty, Barber, Ginty, Lt Cohen as well as the rest of the crew and was drawn into their lives, struggles and good moments. When they succeeded, I was happy and when they faced danger, I was afraid for them. I will not spoil the ending, but it was a surpris [...]

    7. Accurate, riveting WWII submarine combat actionSubmariners especially will easily immerse in this depiction of action aboard fleet boats the WWII Pacific, because the dialog, details and tactics are superbly and accurately told. Deals with history and politics as well as ashore life too. The best sub book I've read.

    8. As realistic as it gets.I've read many books about battles in WW II, but this is the first one in which the American protagonists die. In a war in which approximately one fifth of all the men who went to war in the boats died in battle, other than the Wahoo, this story really hits home.

    9. The real stuffThe real stuff and not one "Roger that" was uttered. My hunger for truly good WWII submarine combat had been satedr the moment.

    10. Great read. The author had me turning the page.This was my first book by this author. I look forward to more of his works. It shows that he did his research.

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