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Hot Straight and Normal [Paperback]

Ron Martini

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1 Dec 2001
Hot Straight and Normal is a submarine bibliography with over 6000 references to books, videos, articles and Internet sources. It is designed to assist reseachers, historians, students, teachers, collectors and others with an interest in submarines, their history, construction and use in wars worldwide. It's unique format of listing the books by title, will assists the researcher and casual reader alike in finding or searching for familiar words and subjects. Fiction book titles are also included. Each listing contains title, author, date published, publisher, page count, ISBN number and other informative descriptions if known. This is the only submarine bibliography currently in publication. The article index includes all articles in all issues of Naval Submarine Leagues Submarine Review and Naval Institutes Naval Proceedings magazine. There areWeb sites and other Internet sources listed and even information on obtaining more information throughthe Freedom of Information Act. Also included is how to find materials inside government archives.Collected and edited by a former U.S. submariner and member of U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc.

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Served in U.S. Navy in 1960 through 1968 and was a trained electrical nuclear power plant operator and served on USS Catfish SS-339 and USS Patrick Henry SSBN 599. Website on submarines is at: www.rontini.com and email to: rontini@vcn.com. Currently retired in Sheridan, Wyoming.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Hot, Straight and Normal 15 Feb 2002
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As a former Submariner and as an avid reader, I am impressed with the scope of this reissued work. The Bibliography proper will assist any researcher who delves into information regarding Submarines, US Navy Submarines and their development and use. The video listing is the most exhaustive I have ever seen.
The addition of various appendixes greatly expands the usefulness and depth of the work. Mr. Martini has provided historical sources and references that will save the researcher much time in his hunt for information. The listing of the Submarine Museums is especially important for those who read Submarine books and want to visit an historical vessel; however it is also important to those who will come along and write submarine books who have no idea of the difference of WWII Submarines and modern Nuclear submarines. The addition of information on deck logs and how and where that information may be obtained is of critical importance to one who wishes to obtain the most detailed information available of what happened in the past.
This book is a must have for any serious Submarine reader, researcher or dillitante just beginning his appreciation of Submarines.
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