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Old 11-26-2007, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default 2008 Submarine Almanac - Nightcrawler review

Just in time for Christmas, the book that was built by SUBSIM.



Excerpts, contents, and ordering info here

This book contains never-before information about some of the subsims that shaped the genre: Fast Attack and Silent Hunter II, from the men who made them.

There is an article on submarine warfare policy by Capt. Zeb Alford, skipper of the USS Shark and USS Sam Houston.

There are four very well-written works of original fiction from our own Subsim members:
Grant Swinbourne,
Andrew Glenn
Chris Weisensel
Alan Bradbury

A scholarly essay on the "Almost Successful" war patrol of the Argentine submarine ARA San Luis by Mariano Sciaroni with J. Matthew Gillis

Foreword by Michael DiMercurio, author of Voyage of the Devilfish and Vertical Dive.

Tales from the Torpedo Room, a series of humorous vignettes by Don Meadows, author Of Ice and Steel.

A thesis on Submariner Speech from WWII to Present by Prof. Tammy L. Goss

There is original art, Subsim Roll Call, a Submarine Dictionary, U-boats, nuke subs, shore leave adventures,
and quite a bit more. This is a good time to tell your honey what you want, nay, what you deserve for Christmas! Order before Dec 8 and receive your copy before Christmas.

The 2008 Submarine Almanac, 328 pages of submarine everything, the book by your naval website.

cheers
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:33 PM   #2
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Wooo!
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:16 PM   #3
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Neal,

Just put the check out in the mail.

Last year's was a very enjoyable and educational read. Glad to see that you are making a tradition of this!

PS: Just order Friedman's two sub history books through the Subsim/Amazon affiliate program. Happy holidays!
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:07 PM   #4
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I just surfed to SubSim and noticed what a great day this is. A new Almanac AND a new SH patch

Well done Neal. I just ordered 2 Almanacs. One for a gift and one for memememememyself !

Come on every one

SUPPORT SUBSIM

BUY THE ALMANAC !!

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Old 11-27-2007, 03:21 PM   #5
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Must order to add to my 2007 Almanac which sits proudly on the top of one of my bookshelves. Will do by the weekend.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:27 PM   #6
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The Almanac is on my Christmas list but I have three other Christmas lists to handle first. High maintenance #1(wife), high maintenance #2(daughter) and high maintenance #3 (daughter). Under those three Christmas lists is my piece of parchment with a line or two of things I would like
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Old 12-01-2007, 04:05 AM   #7
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http://www.metacafe.com/watch/291860/mr_bean_christmas/

This was my reaction on hearing the news!
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:07 PM   #8
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Sorry to be a pain but I would like to know how long it would take for an order to reach australia if I orderd today? Would I get it before christmas?
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:03 AM   #9
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My roll call entry didnt make it in, but nevertheless, a great book, again!
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:44 PM   #10
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My roll call entry didnt make it in, but nevertheless, a great book, again!
Did mine? I suppose I better buy it if I did!
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:55 AM   #11
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:29 PM   #12
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Well, I received the book a week ago.

I couldn´t read a lot of it (as everybody knows, the Xmas season is very demanding), but some articles / stories: "Cinematic Sub Stuff", "A sub and crew worthy of the name Texas", "Tales from the torpedo room" and "Looking back at Fast Attack".

The four are really well-written stories.

Cinematic Sub Stuff is an instant classic. When I ended "The Legend of Odin" (Submarine Almanac 2007) I admired the satiric humour and sarcasm of Mr. Armstrong. Well, Cinematic... is even better, in all aspects.

A sub and crew was written by Neal. No higher praise for an article.

Tales from the Torpedo is a collection of humour vignettes about the real life in a modern sub, written by a proffesional author and former COB. Very good ones.

And you can miss Looking back at Fast Attack if you have the slightest interest in submarine simulators (and if not, why are you reading this forum?)

Also, the rest of the book looks very promising too.

So, the book worths its weight in gold.

Just my two cents...
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:36 PM   #13
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Just got mine, fantastic, just totaly fantastic!

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Cinematic Sub Stuff is an instant classic. When I ended "The Legend of Odin" (Submarine Almanac 2007) I admired the satiric humour and sarcasm of Mr. Armstrong. Well, Cinematic... is even better, in all aspects.
If you in need of more Dex Armstrong (and hay who dosn't?) go check out his site The After Battery at:
http://www.olgoat.com/substuff/abr.htm
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:32 PM   #14
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Thanks, TLAM!
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:10 PM   #15
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Cool! I get paid in two weeks, and I actually have a bank account again!

What? don't believe me? I can prove it! My number is...hey, wait a minute! You can't fool me that easily! I'm on to your little tricks! This whole thread is just a ploy to rip poor old Steve off for his life savings of $12.36!
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