Because there are thousands of books about submarines, here are a few of what several people consider the best.
New and hot off the Presses

Torpedoeman by Ron "Warshot" Smith: This is a view of submarine warfare from the torpedo rooms and bars as seen by a young torpedoman. His insights and opinions may be just a bit different from those you have read in some other WWII books. To order your copy send $18.00 (includes S & H) to:
Ron Smith
29119 Sedgefield
Spring, TX 77386

And these currently in print

Submarine Commander : A Story of World War II and Korea by Paul R. Schratz
Serving the Silent Service: The Legend of Electric Boat by Jeffrey L. Rodengen
Hot Straight and Normal: A Submarine Bibliography by Ron Martini (The only Bibliography since the mid 70's; a valuable research tool and collectors tool)
War Beneath the Sea : Submarine Conflict During World War II by Peter Padfield
Wahoo : The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine by Richard H. O'Kane
U. S. Submarines in World War II : An Illustrated History by Larry Kimmett, Margaret Regis
Sharks of Steel by Yogi Kaufman and Paul Stillwell (Beautiful photographic work from a submarine admiral)
The Navy Times Book of Submarines : A Political, Social and Military History by Brayton Harris, Walter J. Boyne (Editor)
Operation Drumbeat : The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II by Michael Gannon
U.S. Submarines Since 1945 : An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
U.S. Submarines Through 1945 : An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman
Thunder Below! : The USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in World War II by Eugene B. Fluckey
Shinano : The Sinking of Japan's Secret Supership by Joseph F. Enright, James W. Ryan
Submarine : A Guided Tour Inside a Nuclear Warship by Tom Clancy
Hitler's U-Boat War : The Hunters, 1939-1942 by Clay Blair (Just received word on 9-10-97 that Vol 2 is due 11-98)Clay Blair wrote Silent Victory which is the bible of U.S. submarines in WWII.
Out of Print Books
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Silent Victory - U.S. Submarine War Against Japan by Clay Blair
U.S.Submarine Losses in WWII - U.S.Naval History Division
The Fleet Submarine in the U.S.Navy by John Alden
U.S. Submarine Operations in WWII by Theodore Roscoe
Sink'em All by VAdm Charles Lockwood
Undersea Victory by W.J. Holmes
Silversides by Robert Trumbull
War Patrols of USS Flasher by William McCants
Maru Killer - War Patrols of USS Seahorse by Dave Bouslog
Clear the Bridge - War Patrols of USS Tang by RAdm Richard H. O'Kane

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