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The Silent war Rickover and General Dymanics
By Patrick Tyler
Descripton: Probably the definitive book on the origin of the 688 submarine program and the corruption involved in the overspending by General Dynamics (Electric Boat). Some really good insights on Adm. Rickover not seen in other books. Very technically accurate. The first third of the book about the advent of Soviet fast subs and and the history of modern submarine design is a must read for anyone interested in submarine history. Chronicles some of the classic story's such as the USS Philadelphia being launched for the Congressmen and then pulled back into shipyard for another year to finish since it was so far behind schedule.