"U.S. Submarines in World War II: An Illustrated History of the Pacific" is a tremendous resource for those interested in learning more about those brave American submarine crews of World War II. The book is packed with excellent black and white period photographs, short personal narratives, and brief descriptions of some of the most dramatic war patrols conducted in the Pacific. If you are an avid reader, novice historian, or had a submariner in your family and want to "get a feel" for "life in the boats" this book will be of great interest to you. I know have a greater understanding of my grandfather's career in the Silent Service; Thanks Mr. Kimmett!!