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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Edward L. Beach
  • ISBN:
    0340234113
  • ISBN13:
    978-0340234112
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  • Publisher:
    Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; Later edition (March 1, 1979)
  • Pages:
    360 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.6
  • Votes:
    794
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Edward L. Beach Cold is the Sea. There are some who go down to the sea in ships, and some who go under the sea. The causes of catastrophe can be subtle as well as manifold, but fortunately only a few fail to come back to port. To them and to their valiant memory, this story is dedicated.

Edward L. 1. To most of the outside world, the Pentagon, is a huge five-sided pile of cement, looming squat and commanding on the Virginia bank of the Potomac River across from Washington, .

said Keith, we’re nearly at the end of our stint here. Tomorrow is Monday, and we’re as ready as we’ll ever be for that exam ommodore. I think Peggy is a little tired of doing everything herself, back in Groton. Cindy too, Buck said. She’s trying to keep a stiff upper lip, though. I’ve been writing her that it’s the same as when I’m at sea, except that then she’ll not get this many postcards

Cold is the Sea. 476 printed pages. Hailed as heart stopping and almost unbearably suspenseful, Edward L. Beach's third novel is set fifteen years after the end of World War II as the US Navy converts its fleet of conventional submarines to nuclear-powered ships

Cold is the Sea. Beach's third novel is set fifteen years after the end of World War II as the US Navy converts its fleet of conventional submarines to nuclear-powered ships. The book focuses on the USS Cushing, whose sixteen missile silos carry more explosive power than all the munitions used in both world wars. The submarine is on a secret mission to the Arctic Ocean to determine whether her missiles are effective when fired from beneath the ice.

Cold Is the Sea followed, in 1978, Edward L. Beach's extraordinarily successful first two novels, easily meeting their high standards. But unlike these earlier World War II novels, this book is set fifteen years after the war's end as the . Navy converts its fleet of conventional submarines to nuclear-powered ships. The focus of the story is the USS Cushing, whose sixte Cold Is the Sea followed, in 1978, Edward L. Beach's extraordinarily successful first two novels, easily meeting their high standards

Cold is the Sea. Edward L. Beach. Beach graduated from the US Navy's submarine school in December 1941, two weeks after Pearl . Beach graduated from the US Navy's submarine school in December 1941, two weeks after Pearl Harbor. He commanded submarines in the Pacific throughout the rest of the war. His first novel, Run Silent Run Deep, became an immediate bestseller, and was later made into a Hollywood blockbuster. I have purchased his Submarine and Run Silent Run Deep Books but still have to read them. The late retired Captain Edward Beach wrote a great book Around The World Submerged.

This is another good book from Edward Beach. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 19 years ago. I first read 'Cold is the sea' about ten years ago, and from that time I have become attached to life on a submarine

This is another good book from Edward Beach. I remember when I read it that I couldn't put it down because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. Again, a very well written book by someone who was actually there. run silent, run deep on nuclear power. I first read 'Cold is the sea' about ten years ago, and from that time I have become attached to life on a submarine. Edward Beach demonstrates and dramitizes the simple live or die choice of those who fight in a submarine. The book has become often read and the inspiration and bench mark by which I judge any exciting war novels.


IGOT
This book is a real slow mover during the first two thirds. Lengthy, lengthy war story reminiscing by sub skippers in WWII, plus extended dialog from discontent wives about their husband's deployments. Once the main protagonists are at sea, the excitement and action picks up considerably. The sub vs, sub battle and rescue efforts keep the reader glued to the text. Actions aboard the subs seem authentic and believable. Would that this motif could be extended throughout the book.
Agalas
With bringing his characters up to the atomic age, Beach completes his saga with a page turner set in the Arctic. I don't want to give away the plot---but in reading it, even when I was much younger, I wondered if Beach was giving away military secrets, such as actual crush depths of subs and other capabilities. I'm sure he wasn't--- but it FELT that real.
If you've read and enjoyed other books by Beach---definitely add this to your collection.
Braned
This is the third and final book in the series beginning with "Run Silent, Run Deep". The series was written years ago, but the subject and how it is developed is as interesting now as it was the first time I read these books years ago. A must for everyone interested in the history of our Navy from WWII up to the beginning of the Nuclear Navy. A good yarn and will keep you interested. 5 Stars
Banal
Dramatic story--makes a "civilian"(like me) understand more about the inherent dangers/stress these brave men faced every time they "went to sea". Thank You!!! Arrived in a TIMELY MANNER & IN GREAT SHAPE!!! gwg
Adrietius
Thirty years ago I read Cold Is The Sea by Edward L. Beach. I forgot some of it but knew it was a great book and wanted to read it again and add it to our family library. Beach is a man who walked the talk and was extremely knowledgeable about submarines. Cold Is The Sea has lots of naval submarine action, suspense and drives the reader to read more. This great 348 page book was very well written, and a page burner that I read in 2 days. I couldn't put it down.

Its around 1961 and the Navy's nuclear submarine program is beginning to get into high gear. We see Capt. Richardson, and Commanders Keith and Buck three submarine captains. All were WW2 diesel sub Veterans and served on the same boat the WW2 diesel boat the Eel. They all go to the Navy's nuclear operation reactor plant/school headed by a cranky, egotistical Vice Admiral. There is lots of interaction by the three officers wives and family life too. Rich ( Richardson) and others save the reactor plant from disaster. All graduate and Capt Richardson becomes Commodore in charge of a sub squadron. Keith is captain of the Cushing the Navy's newest gigantic nuke Polaris missile boat( ship). Buck becomes captain of the older Manta, a nuke fast attack sub.

Keith gets orders to take the Cushing under the ice of the deep Arctic and test to see if its possible to crash through the ice and fire a missile. The Cushing gets attacked by a Russian modified killer sub. Buck and Richardson must try a daring rescue with the Manta sub. Lots of incredible rescue and battle action.

I won't ruin the superb ending for you. I was in the Navy and serviced nuke subs on a dry dock in Holy Loch Scotland so I had lots of interest in this exciting book. If you like intense Navy sub battle action with Navy wifes and family life interaction you will love this great book. Beach shows each of the three officers and their wives as real human beings with lots of emotion. You can't help empathise with these people especially poor Keith and his crew. Again wait till you read the superb ending.

INMO one of the best submarine novels ever written. I've also read Run Silent Run Deep and a few others and Cold Is The Sea is right there with the very best! 5 stars plus and proudly added to our family library. I plan to buy and read more of Edward L. Beach's submarine books.
Brajind
Brings characters introduced in Run Silent Run Deep full circle. CAPT Beach had a gift for telling great stories. Cold Is The Sea stands the test of time
Gralsa
This is not the first time that I read this book, but I enjoyed it more than first time. I believe I have
read all of the Captains books. I like the way he makes fiction and the impossible
Believable.
Ned Beach writes from a solid knowledge of the ocean and the people who sail on (and within) it. This a believable and well crafted story. Beaches seagoing characters always ring true because he was one of them.